A 27-year-old Lincoln man pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a 65-year-old woman from Bracebridge Heath on June 30.
Christopher Marc Mettam, of Newland Street West, Lincoln will reappear on November 5 at Lincoln Crown Court for sentencing.
The incident happend on the Viking Way footpath in Bracebridge Heath, when the 65-year-old woman was seriously sexually assaulted.
A spokesman for the family of the victim said: “We are extremely relieved at the outcome of the hearing and we are now looking towards the sentencing.”
“A lot of people living in the area were very worried after it happened,” said Sgt Claire Coupland of Lincolnshire Police.
“This was a horrendous crime that had a devastating affect on the victim and the wider community.
“We hope this guilty plea enables the victim to start to move on with her life.
“This investigation was a great example of team work within Lincolnshire Police,” Coupland explained.
“Our detectives in CID picked up the case, but it was the local neighbourhood policing Sgt, Jon Hammond, who found the offender’s discarded white T-Shirt.
“This T-Shirt had the offender’s and the victim’s DNA on it and was pivotal to the case.
“We hope this conviction demonstrates to people in Bracebridge Heath that their local officers did a fantastic job in getting this offender off the streets and into custody.”