Sexual Attack In Condo Leaves Woman Shaken, and Lack Of Deputy Response Angers Community

Written by on February 18, 2020

A sexual assault at a Malibu condominium …. a traumatized victim … and complaints that the sheriff’s office botched the case.

A woman awoke to find herself being sexually assaulted in the middle of the night … in a condo on Civic Center Way.

This was 10 days ago.

She reported that she screamed for help … the attacker apologized … and left.

But there are reports that sheriffs deputies took 45 minutes to arrive.

And that they did not believe the victim … or take her complaints seriously.

Condo residents took action … and found security tape showing the attacker in the hallways.

Again … there are allegations that the sheriff’s deputies did not follow up.

And the department did not warn residents until yesterday … more than a week after the attack.

Local activist publisher Cece Woods says she intervened with her friend … sheriff Alex Villanueva … to get the case moving.

Photos of the alleged assailant were issued by the sheriff’s office.

He is 6 feet tall … with a beard … tall and skinny .. about 170 pounds.

He appeared to be a transient.

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