Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting La Jolla Teen

Neighbors of the University City complex said they heard the teenager's screams coming from the pool area

A man was arrested Wednesday, accused of getting a La Jolla teenager drunk and sexually assaulting her, police said.

San Diego police arrested Erick Rojas, 22, after a teenager was heard yelling for help at an apartment complex near 7600 Palmilla Drive around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses reported seeing several people in the pool area according to San Diego police.

After a security guard called 911, officers arrived and attempted to talk with Rojas but they say he ran from police.

Officers told NBC 7 they used pepper spray to ultimately get Rojas into custody.

Sex Crimes detectives were called and continued the investigation.

Officials said the girl did not know the alleged attackers. Investigators told NBC 7 that the teenager was intoxicated and appeared to have no physical injuries.

Rojas was booked into jail on forced rape, forced sodomy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Anyone with information related to this incident can call the Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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