Surveillance Video Prompts Man’s Surrender In Connection To Metro Train Sexual Assault

KOREATOWN (CBSLA.com) — A 23-year-old man reportedly has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman aboard a Metro Purple Line train earlier this month.

Danon Drake was charged Friday with two counts of sexual battery by restraint, a count of sexual penetration by a foreign object and one count of assault with intent to commit a felony. His arraignment was scheduled for later Friday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Police say Drake and the victim were aboard the train May 17 when she tried to move away. Drake allegedly approached, pushed the victim down and sexually assaulted her.

When the train came to a stop, the woman was able to kick Drake off her and escape, Deputy District Attorney Gloria Marin said.

Drake turned himself in Wednesday after police released surveillance video from the train, featuring the suspect’s picture, to the public.

If convicted, Drake faces up to 11 years and four months in state prison.

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