Man charged with sexual battery

Paul Jalieba arrested

TAMARAC, Fla. - Police arrested a man who they say sexually battered a woman and punched her in the face beforehand.

Police arrested 28-year-old Paul Jalieba on Sunday. He was charged with two counts of sexual battery, battery, resisting an officer without violence, and harassing a victim.

According to police, before sexually battering the woman, Jalieba punched her in the face, causing swelling and bruising.

After hitting her, Jalieba began choking her from behind, police say. The woman stabbed him in the thigh with a kitchen knife and he then took her cell phone so she couldn't call 911.

Jalieba was arrested and treated at Florida Medical Center. He was then taken to Broward County Main Jail.

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