MOORPARK (CBSLA) — A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly attacking a 76-year-old woman in her Moorpark home.
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Edward Ayans, of Moorpark, was taken into custody Tuesday morning after he allegedly raped and beat the woman while under the influence of methamphetamine, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said.READ MORE: Only On 2: Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark On Her New Book
The woman was taken to a local hospital where deputies said she was in critical, but stable, condition.
Ayans was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura on suspicion of attempted murder, rape, mayhem and elder abuse. According to the sheriff’s department, Ayans is a convicted felon with a criminal history that spans three decades.MORE NEWS: Orange County Parents Protest Vaccine Mandates At School Board Meeting
His bail has been set at $1.1 million. He is due in court June 17.