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Suspect in 2012 Rowland Heights Rape and Assault Arrested After DNA Match

Pablo Reyes Bautista, 26, was arrested Saturday in Los Angeles after DNA from the 2012 assault matched his in the FBI's data base, authorities said.

Booking photo of Pablo Reyes Bautista, 26. Photo Credit:LASD
Booking photo of Pablo Reyes Bautista, 26. Photo Credit:LASD

By City News Service

Recently entered DNA processed from the brutal 2012 assault of a Rowland Heights woman was a match with a man whose DNA was in the FBI's data base, leading sheriff's Special Victims detectives to arrest a suspect who will appear in court Tuesday, a detective said today.

Twenty-six-year-old Pablo Reyes Bautista was located and arrested Saturday in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles, said Det. Richard Ruiz of the sheriff's Special Victims Bureau. He previously lived in Rowland Heights, where a 29-year-old woman was attacked in her home early on Oct. 27, 2012.

"The victim was awakened in her apartment on the 1500 block of Jellick Avenue in Rowland Heights by an unknown Hispanic man who brutally beat and raped her,"  Ruiz said.

Bautista was booked at the Walnut Sheriff's Station on suspicion of rape by force, aggravated mayhem and burglary, with bail set at $1 million, Ruiz said.

He remained at the Walnut Sheriff's Station and was set to appear in Pomona Municipal Court for arraignment Tuesday morning, according to the sheriff's department.


Living West January 13, 2014 at 03:35 PM
You obviously live far underground, with the other trolls. This is a totally irrelevant and unsightful comment.
Concerned Parent January 13, 2014 at 05:56 PM
Why did it take over a year to identify and arrest the guy, who already had been in the database?

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