BELLFLOWER (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lakewood Station arrested a suspect on Saturday in connection with an attempted rape of a special needs student in the bathroom of Lakewood High School on Friday.

The suspect, identified as Joshua Cooper, was also wanted for the sexual assault and robbery of a woman in Bellflower earlier the same day.

Cooper, described by LASD as a 19-year-old African-American male, was booked on assault with intent to commit rape, robbery and attempted rape.

Bail is set $220,000 and a court date is scheduled for Wednesday at the Bellflower Courthouse.

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