A 46-year-old homeless man suspected of sexually assaulting and injuring a woman in Torrance was behind bars Thursday awaiting arraignment.

The woman was attacked and allegedly sexually assaulted by Darrell Waters about 1 a.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Emerald Street, north of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, according to Torrance Police Department Sgt. Mark Ponegalek.

Waters, who was identified by police on Wednesday, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Monday, and the arrest was coordinated by several investigators from the Torrance Police Department assigned to the Special Investigations and Detective divisions, Ponegalek said.

Events leading up to the assault were unclear, though Torrance police said the woman fought back and was badly injured before the suspect ran away.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call the Torrance Police Department at 310-328-3456.

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