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Police Identify Man Accused of Attempted Rape During Home Invasion

A man allegedly barged into the Monrovia home of a former co-worker and tried to rape her before neighbors intervened.

Prosecutors have filed burglary and attempted rape charges against a man accused of breaking in to the Monrovia home of a former co-worker and trying to rape her before neighbors fought him off.

Darron Lewis, 46, of Duarte, was arrested Friday after he allegedly forced his way into a home in the 100 block of West Colorado and attempted to sexually assault a former co-worker.

Police said Lewis showed up to the home and asked for the woman by name. When she would not open the door, he forced his way in and climbed on top of her, Monrovia Police Lt. Michael Lee said.

"He told her he was going to rape her," Lee said. "He actually said it a couple times."

The woman screamed and three neighbors came into the house and allegedly fought off Lewis and subdued him until police arrived, Lee said.

"Looks like they had to beat him up a little bit," Lee said.

Lewis remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 in bail, according to sheriff's booking records.

R Terry October 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I hope this guy gets at least 20 years to think about his actions...$50,000 bail is pretty small. I wonder if he will try to sue for "citizen brutality".
Concerned October 30, 2012 at 05:15 AM
I think it's lame that a person who attempts rape, only gets a 50k bail?
Stormy October 30, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Obviously he's a monster and can't be fixed, DEATH PENALTY! Anyone willing to rape, molest should be killed! The End.
Marg October 30, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Rape destroys the life of the victim, forever. Child molesters destroy the lives of children forever. Neither can be cured. There's a measure on the ballot to eliminate the death penalty in CA. What say you, Monrovians?
R Terry October 30, 2012 at 07:28 AM
This guy should get that kind of bail just for breaking and entering only. Add to that, assault, then attempted rape, then what they call "terrorist threat" of threatening bodily harm. This guy may well be planing a long one way trip to avoid what a smart judge is likely to give him which is a very long prison sentence. Of course then he will be a maniac on the street once he is out. Re the death penalty, the good thing is that they stay in a cell 23 hours a day and are segregated. The bad thing is they almost never execute these guys. Too many liberals love them therefor they see to it that the taxpayers suffer by paying for rabid murderers to continue breathing. As they say...California, the land of fruits and nuts. Unfortunately those fruits and nuts control our government. I've got a good compromise. A life sentence at hard labor (whatever happened to that?). That means you get up early, work really hard all day doing manual labor every day. If they don't like it, they have the option of the death penalty.

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