Santa Monica News
Santa Monica Police Arrest Rape Suspect
By Michael Mintos
Oct 23, 2012 - 4:51:47 PM

Brandon Cross
SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department identified and detained Brandon Cross, a 36-year-old man from Chino, for sexually and physically assaulting a woman jogging near Lifeguard Tower Eight on the Santa Monica Beach on October 10.

On Wednesday, October 17, Cross was near the area where the crime was committed and was arrested at 5:30 a.m. by a harbor patrol unit who recognized him from a composite sketch released by the Santa Monica Police Department.

Cross appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, October 19 facing one count of attempted murder, two counts of forcible rape, one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object, one count of assault by means likely to produce bodily injury, and resisting officers. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 12, in Division 142 at the Airport Courthouse and Cross’ bail was set at $1.35 million.

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