Brazil police arrest man in rape of US woman

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Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 2:31 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they have arrested a man suspected of raping an American woman living in Rio de Janeiro's largest slum.

In an emailed statement police say they arrested Leandro de Sampaio Lins, who is "suspected of raping an American living in Rocinha."

Police said they could not reveal the identity of the woman and the American consulate was closed for the July 4 holiday.

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