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Woman says she fought off sex attacker

A woman fought off a sex attacker near the foot of Hertel Avenue early Sunday, police said.

The woman told police that she was approached at about 12:35 a.m. by a man who yelled profanities, made sexual demands and threw her to the ground.

The attacker punched her several times, causing swelling to her lips, before she kicked him and ran away, police said.