Irvine Police Arrest Suspect Accused of Trying to Rape Office Cleaner - NBC Southern California

Irvine Police Arrest Suspect Accused of Trying to Rape Office Cleaner

The suspect, carrying a skateboard with a fake Glock handgun in his sweatshirt pocket, approached the woman early Wednesday at 17877 Von Karman Ave., police said.

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    Man Arrested in Rape Attempt of Worker in Irvine

    A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trying to rape a woman cleaning an office in an irvine commercial building. Vikki Vargas reports for the NBC4 News on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of trying to rape a woman cleaning an office in an Irvine commercial building.

    • Eduardo Godoy Gonzalez was arrested, after police released surveillance video in hopes of identifying the suspect.

    • Police say the suspect, carrying a skateboard with a fake Glock handgun in his sweatshirt pocket, approached the woman early Wednesday.

    A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of trying to rape a woman cleaning an office in an Irvine commercial building.

    The arrest of Eduardo Godoy Gonzalez came just hours after police released surveillance video in hopes of identifying the suspect shown in the footage.

    Police say the suspect, carrying a skateboard with a fake Glock handgun in his sweatshirt pocket, approached the woman about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday at 17877 Von Karman Ave.

    The door to the office she was cleaning was unlocked, said Kim Mohr of the Irvine Police Department.

    The suspect asked the victim in Spanish if she was working alone, and when she answered yes, he "made aggressive sexual comments to her" before demanding sex, Mohr said.

    When she refused, he pulled the replica gun out of his pocket and pointed it at her as he threatened to kill her, Mohr alleged. The suspect pushed the victim into another room, where he tried to disrobe her, Mohr said.

    The victim pleaded for her life and fended off her attacker for about four minutes before she was managed to disarm him, then ran to a nearby office building for help, Mohr said.

    Police found the fake gun at the crime scene.

    The victim told detectives she also saw that the suspect had a knife, Mohr said. The victim suffered bruises to her arms, hands and breasts, as well as scratches to her face, police said.

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