A 45-year-old probationer has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl after the two took the same train and a bus from Long Beach to Los Angeles.
Terry Edward Scott, Jr, 45, was booked into jail for rape and kidnapping, police said in a news release. He is on probation for a narcotics violation and is being held without bail, the LAPD said.
Security cameras captured images of the suspect in the Sept. 26 attack.
The attacker and girl were at the downtown Long Beach train station around 9 p.m. They rode separately on the same train into the Los Angeles area, where they both transferred to a bus and exited near Vernon Avenue and San Pedro Street.
We have new information and new surveillance video of a dangerous sexual predator police say raped a 16-year-old girl as she got off a bus Sunday night. Hetty Chang reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2021.
The man approached the victim from behind and forced her into an apartment building parking lot, police said. He threatened to kill her and then raped her, police said.