Highland police said Raffi Lanman, 24, approached a girl Wednesday morning.
When she refused to talk to him, Lanman reportedly followed her for several blocks.
When they reached Sterling Avenue and Fisher Street, the victim claims Lanman grabbed her, forced her into a front yard and tried to rape her.
A resident heard the commotion and came out and scared the suspect away.
Anyone with information on other attacks that may be linked to Lanman should call Highland police at (909) 425- 9793.