A man wanted in the attempted sexual assault of a casino employee this summer was captured in Union County on Monday, police said.

Caron Romans, 28, of Newark, was arrested in Plainfield by Detective Brian Shapiro for the July 11 assault on a 45-year-old woman who was cleaning rooms on the 11th floor of the Tropicana Casino and Resort's South Tower at about 4:45 p.m., Sgt. Angelo Maimone said.

The woman, whose name is being withheld due to the nature of the crime, was cleaning three adjoining rooms when the suspect entered one of the rooms and attacked her, according to the report. The man, who had a knife, punched and kicked the woman, pulled her clothing and threatened a sexual assault.

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The suspect locked the door of the room after the victim screamed for help, but she was able to run into an adjoining room and ran into the hallway, where a co-worker saw her and called security.

Romans is charged with burglary, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and making terroristic threats. He will additionally be charged with arson, for setting a fire police believe was done to draw officers from the scene, Maimone said.

He is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $300,000 full cash bail.

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