CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — A man has been arrested in the rape of a mentally disabled woman on a Metro bus, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials announced Friday.
Sheriff’s detective declined to immediately identify the suspect, but did say he has been booked for investigation of rape.
Investigators released security footage of the man involved in the assault Thursday night.
The 18-year-old victim, who has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old, told police she boarded the bus at Jefferson and La Cienega boulevards, in Baldwin Hills, when she noticed the suspect got on with her.
Police said the man followed the victim to the back of the bus and, almost immediately, raped her.
The only other passenger on the bus alerted the driver and he got on the intercom to tell them to knock it off, CBS2′s Randy Paige reported.
The attack went on for 10 minutes before the driver stopped the bus in Culver City, police said.
The suspect exited at Slauson Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard, which is bus line 217’s final stop.
No further details of the arrest were made public.