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LOS ANGELES — A 20-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled 18-year-old woman aboard a moving Metro bus was charged today with rape and other charges, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Kerry Trotter, was expected to be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon at Airport Superior Court, Department 144. He was charged in case SA082464 with one count each of forcible rape and rape of an incompetent person, and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $285,000.
Trotter, who was arrested Friday by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, allegedly raped the female victim after they both boarded the Metro bus at La Cienega and Jefferson boulevards. He currently is on probation for grand theft.
If convicted, he’s facing more 20 years in state prison.
Deputy District Attorney Sarah Ballogg (CQ) with the VIP unit has been assigned to prosecute the case.
Source: Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office of Media Relations
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