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Police nab attempted rape suspect in Windsor Square

January 31, 2010 |  5:48 pm

Police arrested a 19-year-old man today on charges that he allegedly tried to rape a woman in a Windsor Square residence.

John Christopher Munoz allegedly entered a residence in the 100 block of South Van Ness Avenue on Friday afternoon by scaling a wall, climbing onto a garage roof and gaining access to a balcony, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police allege that once inside the residence, Munoz attempted to rape a 56-year-old woman working there, but she fended off the attack, police said.

The LAPD launched a manhunt after the attack, and  two patrol officers spotted Munoz on Saturday afternoon.

Detectives believe there may be other victims and are asking that anyone with information call Operations West Bureau, Sexual Assault Detail detectives at (213) 473-0447. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.

-- Garrett Therolf