Corey Green, 41, was arrested for attempted rape, penetration with a foreign object, and sexual battery. He is being held without bail due to his parole status.
“He’s on parole for sexual assault charges, he has an ankle monitor and he’s also a registered sex offender,” said Palmdale Community Relations deputy Robbie Royster.
The following is the press report from the Palmdale Station:
Palmdale Deputies arrested a parolee Wednesday afternoon after he sexually assaulted a victim in a store parking lot.
The incident occurred when Palmdale Station received a call from an informant indicating they believed a Black male was harassing a female in the parking lot of the Auto Zone located near the 1100 Block of east Palmdale Blvd.
When deputies arrived, they were confronted by a 37-year-old female victim who told them she had just been sexually assaulted by a man that approached her in the parking lot.
The victim told deputies she was working on her vehicle in the lot of the store when the suspect approached her and claimed to be a mechanic. When the victim refused the suspect’s offer to help, the suspect became angry and pinned her against the vehicle and began sexually assaulting her. The victim attempted to resist the suspect, but was over powered while she pled for help.
The assault continued until suddenly the suspect was interrupted by a store employee who was walking through the parking lot. Seeing the store employee walking in the parking lot, she asked for help, and told them she had just been assaulted by the suspect who was walking away.
The employee jumped in his personal vehicle and began following the suspect while communicating with other store employees. The store employee followed the suspect towards the Courson Park area, near 11th Street East and Avenue Q12, where he lost sight of him.
This information was broadcast to responding units who used the detailed description of the suspect to locate 41-year-old Corey Green, walking northbound 10th Street East from the Courson Park area. Deputies detained Green, who was later positively identified as the suspect who assaulted the victim in the parking lot.
The victim was transported to a local medical facility for treatment of her injuries sustained during the attack and is currently working with investigators on the incident.
Green was transported to Palmdale Sheriff Station where he is being held on charges of Attempted Rape, Penetration with a Foreign Object, and Sexual Battery.
It was later discovered Green is also on active parole with an ankle monitor for sexual assault and is currently a registered sex offender. He is being held without bail due to his parole status and is scheduled for arraignment on July 13,2012.
The ongoing investigation is being handled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Special Victims Bureau.
UPDATED 7/13/12: Sheriff’s officials have released a booking photo of Corey Green. Anyone who has been victimized by Corey Green is urged to contact law enforcement.