On Thursday, the police in Culver City asked the public for help in apprehending a man accused of raping a mentally challenged woman on a public bus. The alleged rape was captured by surveillance cameras located on the bus.
The woman who was the victim of the alleged rape was 18 years-old, however the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated that she has the mental capacity of a 10 year-old. She got on Bus 217 at La Cienega and Jefferson. The perpetrator of the crime boarded the bus at the same time as the woman.
The alleged rape occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. According to sheriff’s officials the man followed her and then assaulted her. “The suspect followed her to the rear of the bus where she sat down. The suspect, without any warning or provocation, stood and faced her while positioning himself between her legs and sexually assaulted her.”
The attack lasted for around 10 minutes before the man finished assaulting the woman and exited the bus. The attacker exited the public bus at Sepulveda Boulevard and Slauson Avenue.
Sgt. Dan Scott who is with the LA County Sheriff’s Department revealed that, “she did not scream or shout out. She was too afraid to do so.”
The accused rapist was described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 20. He weighs approximately 150 to 160 pounds and stands between five foot eight inches and five foot 10 inches. The black man was wearing jeans and a hood sweatshirt with narrow horizontal stripes. He has short, cropped hair.
Sgt. Scott went on to say, “We believe, based on the proximity of the crime being in such a public place and in broad daylight, that there’s a high likelihood he may have done this before.” The police investigators concluded that the bus driver was not aware of the assault and that there was only one other passenger on the bus. When the passenger realized what was going on and alerted the driver, the suspect was already exiting the bus.
Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the man or the unknown witness to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at 866-247-5877.
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