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Man accused of trying to rape elderly woman in Moorpark

October 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to rape an elderly woman in Moorpark, officials said.

The incident happened last Thursday morning in the area of Valley Road and Magnolia Street. Investigators said the suspect, 40-year-old Julio Garcia, fled the scene before authorities arrived.

Garcia was eventually found and arrested in the 1800 block of Cochran Street in Simi Valley. He was booked for attempted forcible rape and elder abuse. He was held on $1 million bail.

According to deputies, Garcia knew the victim and attempted to rape her after he forced her into the home. The exact age of the victim was not released.