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News Release

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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Arrest of High School Rape Suspect

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles School Police today announced the arrest of a man accused of committing an on-campus sexual assault last Thursday at a northeast Los Angeles high school.

The crime occurred September 13, 2007, around 5:00 p.m., at Marshall High School, 3939 Tracy Street. School employees happened upon the crime in progress as they passed through an isolated part of the school facility. Detectives declined to specify the exact location of the crime. The employees were able to intervene and stop the attack. The suspect fled on foot and his whereabouts were unknown.

Working closely with School Police officers, detectives determined the identity of the suspect.

On September 18, 2007, Northeast Area Detectives' Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) received information as to the suspect's whereabouts. Shortly thereafter, Adrian Hunter, 19, was arrested without incident in the City of Inglewood. He is not a student at the school.

The case will be presented for filing to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.

Anyone with questions or information is asked to contact Detective Marta Ramos, at 213-847-4270, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, please phone the 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (877-529-3855).

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