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Suspect arrested in Lancaster sexual assault

Detectives are asking for the public's help in tracking down Charles James, 30, of Antelope Valley. Anyone with information about the suspect was urged to call (877) 710-5273.

December 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on her way to school has been arrested.

Charles James, 30, of Antelope Valley, was tracked down at a residence in Greenville, South Carolina, and arrested Thursday morning.

James is suspected of sexually assaulting a girl Dec. 13 in the 2000 block of East Avenue J-8 in Lancaster around 6:15 a.m. The 14-year-old victim, who was on her way to Eastside High School, was allegedly dragged by James into nearby bushes and raped.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Sgt. Hudson at (877) 710-5273.