A Los Angeles man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl, then escaping from custody, is scheduled to be arraigned today on 10 felony counts.
Freddy Bailon faces more than 30 years in state prison if convicted of the charges, which include kidnapping, making criminal threats, forcible rape and committing a lewd act on a child, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Bailon, 36, was initially arrested by police Tuesday after allegedly holding a knife to the 15-year-old victim’s throat in an apartment doorway. She escaped and the suspect surrendered after a standoff, police said.
The next day, Bailon was taken from jail to a medical center for an examination. At some point during the medical visit, he broke free and ran from the building, according to police.
Bailon then carjacked a woman and ordered her out of her SUV and was shot by a pursuing officer, police said. He was again taken to a hospital. The SUV driver was not injured.
Prosecutors plan to ask that bail be set at $450,000, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
— City News Service