Good Samaritans stop attempted rape at Ontario apartment after woman screams for help
By Beatriz E. Valenzuela Jordon Hunter, 21, of Ontario is accused of attacking a woman and trying to sexually assault her. Witnesses heard her screams and came to her aid. (Courtesy Ontario Police Department)
A 21-year-old Ontario man was charged with attempted rape after police said he allegedly attacked a 30-year-old woman in the parking lot of an apartment complex and attempted to take off her clothes.
The woman was able to fight him off and screamed, attracting the attention of people nearby who held Jordon Maurice Hunter until police could arrive, according to Detective Melissa E. Ramirez with the Ontario Police Department.
Hunter was arrested Wed. Jan. 31, at an apartment in the 400 block of Riverside Drive, according to police. He was subsequently charged with assault with the intent to rape and mayhem, according to court records.
He was scheduled to be in West Valley Superior court in Rancho Cucamonga Monday, but as of 5 p.m., his plea hadn’t been recorded on the court website.
Officers learned “Hunter approached the victim while she was on her cellphone then struck her in her face multiple times,” Ramirez said in an email. “Bystanders heard the victim call for help and came to her aid. They detained Hunter until police officers arrived.”
The woman told officers she had never seen Hunter before the attack, however, booking records show Hunter’s listed address as being in the same complex.
Hunter is being held at West Valley Superior court in Rancho Cucamonga in lieu of $225,000.