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Woman Held Captive For 11 Hours And 'Continuously' Raped
A woman was repeatedly raped while being held captive for 11 hours, according to authorities, and got herself free after managing to escape and alert the neighbors.
The 25-year old woman was walking near a gas station at Longden Avenue and Peck Road in Arcadia around 3 a.m. when she was grabbed and pulled into the car of 29-year old Philippe Lutete, say investigators with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Lutete then took her to his home at 2800 block of Fairgreen Avenue where he "continuously" raped her for hours. The victim managed to briefly escape and alert a neighbor before Lutete forced her back into his home, according to ABC 7.
Authorities arrived at the scene just after 2:00 p.m. after the neighbor called 911 and Lutete escaped through a window of his home, which prompted an hours-long manhunt in the normally quiet neighborhood. Lutete was found hiding in the bushes in a backyard on the 2800 block of Mayflower Avenue and promptly arrested.
The victim is currently recovering from her injuries in the hospital. At the time of his arrest, Lutete was out on bail for a similar incident.
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