Man arrested for rape in West Valley City fast food bathroom

Oct 30 2013 - 10:30am

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Justin Loyd Martinez, (Police photo)
Justin Loyd Martinez, (Police photo)

WEST VALLEY CITY -- Police in West Valley City have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant.

Sgt. Jason Hauer says in a statement that 25-year-old Justin Loyd Martinez was arrested Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Salt Lake County jail.

He is facing charges of kidnapping, rape and assault.

Police say Martinez followed a 20-year-old woman into a restaurant's bathroom and attacked her around 3 a.m. Sunday near 3500 South and 5600 West.

Hauer says Martinez fled when a restaurant employee and friend of the woman interrupted the assault.

Officers say the woman grabbed a jacket the suspect had been carrying, and that led investigators to Martinez.

It was unclear Wednesday morning if Martinez had an attorney.

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