Local Man Indicted For Springfield Sex Assault Robberies

A Springfield man is accused of sexually assaulting two women during armed robberies.  Police say Tarik Gourdine forced himself on the women, threatening them with a gun or knife, before stealing their cell phones.  Both assaults happened last summer in Springfield, but a third woman managed to get away before she could be sexually assaulted.  Gourdine has been indicted on a laundry list of charges, including aggravated sex assault, robbery, criminal restraint and illegal weapons possession.