Suspect arrested in attempted rape at Grossmont College

A 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted kidnapping and rape at Grossmont College in El Cajon, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.

Anthony Washington, a nonstudent, was arrested by campus police and confessed that he had attempted to attack a female student about 11 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department said. He was booked into county jail.

The attacker held a knife to the woman’s throat as she got into her car in the campus parking lot, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Another student, seeing the attack, honked the horn of his car and the attacker fled. The suspect was arrested after a search of the campus, the Sheriff’s Department said.


“Washington later confessed he was going to rape the student and do whatever he had to in order to get his way,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Vic Perry said.


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