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Foot-Sniffing Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested: Police

Police say the suspect attacked two women within half an hour last Friday

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    Police are looking for a man who sneaks up on women from behind and chokes them until they fall to the ground -- in one case sniffing his victim's feet and in another, attempting to sexually assault her, authorities say.

    Police say they've arrested the alleged feet-smelling sexual predator who chokes his victims until they fall to the ground. 
    Calvin Presinal, 28, of the Bronx, was arrested on charges of rape, assault and strangulation Friday. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. 
    Police say the suspect attacked two women within half an hour last Friday. In the first case, he choked an 18-year-old woman as she walked near Sedgwick and Bailey avenues in the Bronx around 1:10 a.m. 

    Once she was on the ground, the attacker, wearing a latex glove, took off her shoes and began to smell her feet, police say. The woman struggled away and the suspect fled.

    About 20 minutes later, police say the suspect sneaked up behind a 24-year-old woman on Park View Place and choked her. He tried to open her pants, but she fought back and the suspect fled, police said.

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