Man accused of raping teen at apartment complex

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SAN DIEGO — A 22-year-old man was behind bars Wednesday for allegedly attacking a teenage acquaintance and raping her on the grounds of a University City apartment complex.

arrest3Erick Rojas was socializing with the girl in the 7600 block of Palmilla Drive, along with two other men, when he allegedly attacked her about 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police.

“She yelled for help, and a nearby security guard called police,” SDPD Lt. Chuck Kaye said.

When patrol officers arrived, the suspect ran off, the lieutenant said. They caught and arrested him following a brief foot chase.

Rojas was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of forcible rape, sexually assaulting a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and resisting arrest. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Kaye declined to release the alleged victim’s age.

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