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HOUSTON A City of Houston Park Ranger was attacked Monday after he stepped in to stop a sexual assault at a Houston park located in Fort Bend County, deputies said.

Fort Bend County Sheriff s deputies were called to Cullinan Park, which is located in the 12300 block of Highway 6 in the Sugar Land area at about 3 a.m.

That is where a woman had been sexually and physically assaulted. Park Ranger Conrad Wilturner went to the park to conduct a property check and ended up interrupting the sexual assault. Deputies said the attacker, 25-year-old Migueal Velasquez, of Houston, confronted Wilturner and struck him in the face and head multiple times with a steel pipe.

Velasquez was later found and detained by Houston Police Department officers in the 7200 block of Clarewood.

The female victim was transported for treatment. Wilturner was also transported and remained in Memorial-Hermann Hospital Wednesday. Investigators said he is facing a series of reconstructive surgeries.

Velasquez has been charged with aggravated assault of a public servant, sexual assault and assault (family violence.) His bond was set at $750,000.

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