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Updated: 12/28/2012 2:19 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced the arrest of a man suspected of a violent sexual assault near the Las Vegas Strip.

Rosendo Bravo Lopez, 24, of Salinas, Calif., was located and arrested by the Salinas Police Department after a warrant was issued Dec. 21 in Clark County.

According to a Metro release, a 22-year-old woman was attacked Sept. 1 near the 3000 block of Joe W. Brown while she was attempting to make her way back to her hotel room.

The victim was found by security after being observed running frantically down a roadway, barefoot yelling for help. Moments later the suspect was captured on video fleeing in the opposite direction.

The victim was transported to UMC Trauma, where she was treated for her injuries and released.

Lopez is detained in the Monterey County Jail in California, where he awaits extradition to Nevada for the sexual assault case.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to call the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at (702) 828-3521 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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