Man attempts to rape teen in downtown SLO
December 31, 2014
A teen was shopping in downtown San Luis Obispo on Monday with her family when a man trapped her inside a public restroom, sexually assaulted her and tried to rape her.
At about 4:30 p.m., the Southern California teen, who had been separated from her family, asked Manuel Reyes Luevano, 48, for directions. Luevano then forced the teen into the public restroom aside the parking structure on Morro Street and locked the door.
While in the bathroom, Luevano sexually assaulted the out of town shopper for several minutes before she was able to push him away and escape. The teen provided police officers with a detailed description of her assailant and his belongings.
On Dec. 30, police arrested Luevano after finding him in the same area as the alleged sexual assault. Officers then booked Luevano into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on attempted rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and false imprisonment charges.
The victim positively identified Luevano as her attacker.
Luevano is also facing charges of forced oral copulation and molesting a child under 18-years-old. His bail has been set at $100,000.