Excerpt from: The Oakland Press (click for full article)
For 10 agonizing minutes, an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman was
raped in the back of a near-empty Los Angeles County bus as it rolled
past a state park and a cemetery and no one did anything about it.
Several passengers and the driver were apparently unaware that a crime was being committed in the 45-foot-long bus, but one person on board tried to alert the driver and was unsuccessful.
Authorities arrested Kerry Trotter, 20, on Friday thanks to an anonymous tip by someone who saw an image of the suspected attacker taken by a surveillance camera on the bus that was publicly released.
Trotter was booked for investigation of rape and was being held on $1 million bail, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately known if he had retained an attorney.