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Rape suspect drops his wallet, and ends up in jail

Christian Alexa Londono Castro
Christian Alexa Londono Castro

A man was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and sexual assault after Hollywood police say he forced a woman into a bush at knifepoint and raped her.

Police say it was his wallet — which likely fell out when he dropped his pants — that gave him away.

“Him dropping his wallet helped police identify him,” said Miranda Grossman, a spokeswoman for Hollywood police.

Christian Alexa Londono Castro, 25, remained in Broward’s Main Jail Monday night on no bond.

According to his arrest report, the woman was walking westbound on the north side of the 800 block of Tyler Street at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when she felt like she was being followed.

The woman, who was on the phone, told her friend, who then called police.

When officers arrived, the woman said Londono Castro came behind her, put a knife to her neck and directed her to a nearby bush. That’s where Londono Castro forced her to perform oral sex on him and then raped her, police wrote in the report. He then tried to turn her over and he fell, police said, giving the woman a chance to get away.

The woman was able to go to a nearby home and she told the people there to call police.

She told police that when she went back to where the incident happened to get her keys, she found Londono Castro’s wallet.

He was arrested shortly after at a nearby home, according to police.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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