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Suspect captured in S.L.A. sexual assault

August 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspect believed to have sexually assaulted a woman as she entered her home in South Los Angeles Friday has been arrested.On Friday at 8:30 a.m. a woman was assaulted while checking her mailbox outside her home. The suspect forced her into her home and hit her several times with a hard object before sexually assaulting her.

The Los Angeles Police Department worked with the Long Beach Police Department to find the man after a tip came in that led the police search to Long Beach.

Officers from the Southeast Gang division saw a man matching the suspect description walking out of an apartment complex on Paramount Boulevard in Long Beach and detained him without incident.

Robbery-Homicide Division thanked those involved for their assistance in helping to capture the suspect.