Man Who Allegedly Raped Mentally Disabled Woman On Bus Could Face More Than 20 Years In Prison
A man suspected of raping a mentally disabled woman on a Metro bus in Culver City last week has been charged in the case.Kerry Trotter, 20, has been charged with rape as well as other charges that mean he could face more than 20 years in prison, according to a release from the District Attorney's Office.
The charges Trotter faces include forcible rape, rape of an incompetent person and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign objects, the release says. He is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, and prosecutors said they will ask bail to be set at $285,000.
The alleged rape happened a week ago, and Trotter was arrested on Friday shortly after authorities released a photo of him from a surveillance video. Investigators said they believe that Trotter rode the buses looking for potential victims. Trotter had previously been investigated on suspicion of sexual assault but he had never been charged.
At the time of his arrest, Trotter was on probation for grand theft, the DA said.