Registered Sex Offender Arrested In Assault Of Riverside Woman, 82

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Police have arrested a registered sex offender on suspicion of assaulting an 82-year-old woman and trying to rape her, the Riverside Police Department announced Tuesday.

Around 9 p.m. June 15, Angel Joseph Garcia, 46, arrived at the victim’s home in the small community of Canyon Crest and asked for help.

“Once inside, he committed the assault against the elderly victim. She was able to fight off the suspect and call police after he fled, but did sustain visible injuries to various parts of her body and face,” Officer Ryan Railsback said in a news release.

Five days after the attack, Riverside police apprehended Garcia. He was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of assault with the intent to commit rape, according to Railsback.

The suspect is a transient and registered sex offender who frequented the areas of Perris and Moreno Valley, the officer said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Detective Karla Beler at (951) 353-7125 or kbeler@riversideca.gov.

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