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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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14-Year Old Juvenile Arrested for Attempt Rape NR14472jr

Los Angeles:  On Sunday, December 14, 2014, around 9:40 p.m., a 28-year-old woman was riding her bicycle along the Los Angeles River, west of Corbin Avenue, when she was attacked by a male assailant.

The victim was knocked off her bicycle by the male who then attempted to sexually assault her.  As the attacker began to hit the victim, she fought back and screamed for help.  The suspect ran away and the victim called police with a detailed description of the attacker.  Responding to the area, LAPD West Valley officers spotted a 14-year-old juvenile male, who matched the description provided by the victim.  A field show-up was conducted and after the victim identified the youth as the assailant, he was arrested for Attempt Rape.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for examination and later released.  The suspect is being detained at Sylmar Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is asked to call Topanga Detectives at (818) 756-4820.  During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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