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Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — A Detroit man is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy, officials said Friday.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has authorized several charges against Ali Sleiman Kdouh, 38, in connection with the Wednesday assault, according to officials.

The charges include criminal sexual conduct-assault with intent to penetrate, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, fourth degree criminal sexual conduct, stalking a minor, indecent exposure and carrying a concealed weapon, officials said.

Kdouh may be arraigned on the charges in 36th District Court on Friday.

If convicted, he could face at least 10 years in prison for the assault with intent to penetrate charge.

Police said the alleged assault happened at about 8:15 a.m. in the area of Greydale and Pickford on the city's west side. The victim was walking to school when he noticed a vehicle following him.

Investigators said Kdouh allegedly tried to coax the teen into his vehicle, but he walked away and called 911.

The victim also went into an abandoned garage to evade the suspect but the suspect followed him.

Authorities said the suspect assaulted the teen, but the victim escaped and called 911 again as he ran to an abandoned house nearby. The suspect again followed the victim.

Police said the teen left the house and waited for police to arrive. Officers arrested the suspect at the scene, according to officials.

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