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14-Year-Old Arrested For Trying To Rape Woman Riding On L.A. River Bike Path, Police Say

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A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of trying to rape a woman riding her bike along the Los Angeles River this weekend.

The 28-year-old victim was riding alongside the river in Reseda just west of Corbin Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Sunday when the suspect knocked her off her bike, hit her and attempted to sexually assault her, LAPD said in a statement. The woman fought back, screamed for help and scared off the suspect.

The woman called in a detailed description of the attacker, and police found a 14-year-old who matched the description. The victim identified him, and he was arrested on attempted rape charges. His name isn't being released since he's a minor. He's being detained at Sylmar Juvenile Hall.

The woman was transported to a local hospital where she was examined before being released.