Alleged Motel Abduction Leads To Sexual Assault

A woman was allegedly abducted from a Tyler motel and sexually assaulted over the weekend.

Police say the 40-year-old woman was walking toward the office at the Relax Inn Saturday, when a man driving a light-colored truck approached her. She says the man offered her a beer, and as she reached into his truck to get one, he pulled her inside and drove off.

She told police he sexually assaulted her. She later escaped to a gas station and called for help.

Julie Tam, reporting.