Man accused of raping multiple women near Angeles National Forest

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man accused of raping multiple women in the same week near Angeles National Forest was arrested by LA County Sheriff’s.

Eduardo Sarabia, 40, was arrested at gunpoint along Highway 39 when a sheriff’s deputy heard a woman inside his van screaming for help, according to police. LA County Sheriff Investigators say Sarabia is responsible for raping a second woman on May, 12 in the same area he was arrested.

Cuauhtemoc Torres, a local business owner, said it’s fortunate because many people visit the area for recreation.

“There’s so many people going up there for hiking or biking and I feel terrible to hear that news,” said Torres. “This is normally a safe place to run so I’m really surprised”

Sarabia faces charges of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation. His next court date is scheduled for June 27 and is being held under a no-bail status.

Police believe there may be more women who were attacked and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.