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Man Arrested For Attempted Kidnapping And Rape Outside Eastside Luv In Boyle Heights

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A man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attempting to kidnap and rape a woman outside of Eastside Luv bar in Boyle Heights. He was caught after he checked into a hospital with bite marks—injuries that were linked to the attack.

LAPD Sgt. Michael Morisseau told KTLA that around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, the 35-year-old woman left the bar located on the 1800 block of East 1st St. She was walking to her car when she was attacked. The suspect used a knife to force the her into a car. Then when he attempted to rape her, she managed to escape after fighting the man off by biting him in the face and forearm, ABC 7 reports.

Police sent out a description of the man and his injuries to local hospitals. He was described as a Hispanic male between 20 and 25 years old, and around 5 foot 4 inches tall. Hours after the attack, a man matching the description went to the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center for his injuries. That's when a nurse saw him and contacted police.

After authorities detained the man, they brought in the victim, and she identified him as her attacker. He was then arrested. The woman suffered minor injuries.

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On Sunday, the Justice for My Sister Collective organized a "Take Back the Night" even at Mariachi Plaza at 5:30 p.m. to raise awareness about sexual assaults, CBS Los Angeles reports.

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