LOS ANGELES - The man suspected of stalking and raping a 16-year-old girl is now in custody, police said.
Prior to his arrest, the Los Angeles Police Department was told the suspect – later identified as 45-year-old Terry Edward Scott Jr. – and the victim were passengers on the same Metro train traveling northbound from Long Beach to the Los Angeles area on the night of Sept. 26.
That night, Scott reportedly followed the victim onto an MTA bus. When she exited off the bus near Vernon Avenue and San Pedro Street in LA's Historic-South Central neighborhood around 9 p.m., LAPD investigators say Scott grabbed the victim by the neck, threatened to kill her, and proceeded to rape her in the parking lot of an apartment building.
Scott was found Wednesday afternoon in the 500 block of South San Pedro Street. Scott is being charged with rape and kidnapping. Prior to his arrest, Scott was – and remains – on probation for a narcotics violation.
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