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    Christian Alexa Londono Castro, 25, was arrested Sunday on charges of sexual assault with a weapon and aggravated battery, according to a Hollywood Police arrest report. (Published Monday, Aug. 22, 2016)

    A man accused of raping a woman at knife-point in Hollywood was arrested after he left his wallet at the scene of the crime, police said.

    Christian Alexa Londono Castro, 25, was arrested Sunday on charges of sexual assault with a weapon and aggravated battery, according to a Hollywood Police arrest report.

    Londono Castro appeared in court Monday, where he was ordered held without bond. It was unknown if he has an attorney.

    Speaking through an interpreter, Londono Castro told Broward Judge Stephen Zaccor he is from Colombia but has lived in Hollywood for more than five years and works in construction.

    According to the arrest report, the woman was walking to her car in the 800 block of Tyler Street late Saturday night and was talking on the phone with her friend. The woman said she thought someone was following her and her friend hung up and called police.

    But after her friend hung up, the woman told police she was approached from behind by Londono Castro, who put a knife to her neck and forced her to a bush on the lawn of a nearby home, the report said.

    Londono Castro said "pants" and directed the woman to take her pants off, the report said. He then held the knife against her face and forced her to perform oral sex on him then raped her, the report said.

    "The violence involved in this episode is extreme," Zaccor said.

    At one point, Londono Castro fell down and the woman was able to run to a nearby home, where she was let inside until police arrived.

    "We were inside just watching TV and then we heard banging on the door frantically," said Caterina Schraiber, one of the people who helped the woman. "Her pants were kind of hanging off, so obviously we let her in because she looked like she needed help."

    When the woman went back to get her keys from the scene, she found Londono Castro's wallet, which had his Florida license inside, the report said.

    Londono Castro was found at his home in Hollywood and taken into custody. The victim suffered superficial knife wounds to her stomach and right arm and had redness on both sides of her neck.