Midland Man Arrested, Accused of Trying to Rape a Woman

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man wanted more than just a loan.

Eric Pena sits in a jail cell accused of trying to rape a woman.

Midland police tell NewsWest 9, the attack happened back in June when Pena went to the woman's house to borrow some cash.

When she went inside to get the money, she told officers, she didn't realize that Pena followed her.

She says he tried to force her to have sex with him but she was able to fight him off.

Pena left the home and the woman told her father about the attack several days later.

Authorities picked Pena up at his job on Monday.

Family members say he's innocent and the truth will come out.

Pena is currently being held on a $20,000 bond.