A clerk in a Taylorsville clothing store said a teenager tried to rape her last week while she was working at the business.

The 20-year-old Kearns woman told deputy sheriffs that the youth, described as about 16, entered American Outlet, 5684 S. Redwood Road, Thursday about 8:30 p.m. and asked for assistance on a price check in the rear of the store.The youth then sexually assaulted the woman and attempted to rape her, a Salt Lake County sheriff's report stated. The woman screamed and tried to strike him with nearby items before he fled the store.