Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Rape of Homeless Woman In Van Nuys

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VAN NUYS (CNS) - A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape a homeless woman in Van Nuys in September, police said today.

The crime occurred on Sept. 15 about 2:50 a.m. in the 6200 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman was sleeping in the doorway of a closed business when a man approached her “and attempted to engage in forced vaginal sex with her,'' police said in a statement.

“However, the victim defended herself against the attack,'' the statement said. “Minutes after the attack, the suspect returned after removing his pants and shoes and attempted a second sexual assault.''

The name of the suspect and details of the investigation that led to the arrest were expected to be released by police at a Friday afternoon news conference at the LAPD Van Nuys Station.

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