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Man arrested after allegedly pushing student to the ground with bike, removing his clothes, and 'exposing his nude body while making sexual references'

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A naked man authorities located on a bicycle near a school was arrested for attempted rape of a minor and assault with a deadly weapon, according to a news release from the Corona Police Department.

The 41-year-old man, who had previously been clad in women's clothing, had approached a 12-year-old girl who was heading to school, pushed her to the ground with his bike, and exposed himself while making sexual references, according to the police.

The girl was able to get away from the suspect by fleeing to a nearby school bus.

The suspect's bail has been placed at $50,000.

An officer was initially alerted about the nude biker by a citizen.

"On October 13, 2021, at approximately 7:13 a.m., a concerned citizen flagged down a Corona Police Officer in the 2100 block of W. Ontario Ave. and reported a naked male was riding a bicycle in the area," according to the press release.

The release continued: "Officers searched the immediate area and located a nude male, later identified as Carlos Martinez, a 41-year-old of Corona, riding a bike near a local school. Officers detained Martinez for further investigation and learned that prior to the flag down, Martinez was wearing women's clothing and approached a 12-year-old student as she walked to school. Martinez shoved the student to the ground with his bicycle and removed his clothing, exposing his nude body while making sexual references. The student acted quickly and was able to escape the assault by running to a nearby school bus."

The department expressed thanks to the individual who reported the suspect.

The news out of California comes as an alleged assault against a 15-year-old girl in Loudoun County, Virginia, has recently received attention. A father named Scott Smith has alleged that a boy wearing a skirt went into a girls restroom at a high school in Virginia and assaulted his daughter earlier this year.

As TheBlaze previously noted, The Daily Wire has reported that although juvenile court records are sealed, Smith's attorney said that a boy at Stone Bridge High School got charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, a single count of anal sodomy, as well as a count of forcible fellatio in connection with an episode on May 28, when the father says his daughter was assaulted in a school restroom.

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