CHARLOTTE, N.C. Police have arrested a 21 year old man after he allegedly raped a woman in the courtyard of an apartment complex.

According to authorities, the incident happened Sunday night around 9:45 in the 6400 block of Monroe Road. Investigators say the victim told them a Hispanic man tried to talk to her, but she refused and the man followed her into an open area near an apartment complex.

Police say when the victim began to walk away -- the suspect, Christian Pinzon-Reyes, 21, physically and sexually assaulted the woman.

Law enforcement say nearby witnesses heard the victim crying for help and observed the suspect assaulting her. As witnesses attempted to render assistance, the suspect fled the scene on foot.

Reyes was located and arrested a short time later. He is facing a slew of charges including second degree forcible rape and first degree kidnapping.

He was being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail, his bond was set at $80,000.

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