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LAPD arrests sexual assault suspect

Charles Reginald Cooks was arrested Saturday, April 3, 2010. Cooks has been charged with rape and is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail. (LAPD)

April 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The LAPD have arrested a sexual assault suspect who attacked a hitchhiker in South Los Angeles.The 48-year-old suspect, Charles Reginald Cooks, was arrested at his home in 6600 block of 8th Avenue on Saturday, according to the LAPD.

Authorities say that Cooks picked up the female hitchhiker near Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and drove her to a street near Koreatown where he sexually assaulted her inside his vehicle.

He has been charged with rape and is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail, according to police.


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