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Neighbors on edge after woman is raped at apartment complex

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Christian Pinzon-Reyes, 21 Christian Pinzon-Reyes, 21
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit arrested a man in connection a sexual assault and kidnapping that occurred Sunday, according to officials.

The call for service came in at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, from a home on the 6400 block of Monroe Road. Police say the incident occurred at the Silver Oak Apartments on Monroe Road.

Once on scene, officers spoke with a female victim who said that a Hispanic male attempted to engage her in conversation. When she refused, he followed her into an open area near an apartment complex, the report states.

When the victim attempted to walk away, the man physically and sexually assaulted her.

Nearby witnesses heard the victim crying for help, and even saw the man assaulting her. As those witnesses attempted to assist the victim, the man ran from the scene on foot.

Responding officers said they were able to obtain an excellent description from witnesses and located the man, later identified as Christian Pinzon-Reyes, 21, a short time later.

Sexual Assault Detectives charged Pinzon-Reyes with second degree forcible rape, assault on a female, and first degree kidnapping.

He was still in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office as of Monday evening.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call the Crimestopper's tip-line at 704-334-1600, or visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.

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