Man facing rape charge after attack at Churchill Downs

Man facing rape charge after attack at Churchill Downs

Joe Fernandez is charged with rape.

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 12:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An attack on a woman at Churchill Downs has landed a man in jail.

According to an arrest report, Joe Fernandez was taken in to custody Monday night after he was accused of raping a woman at the track.

Investigators said the victim was near Barn 41 when she was approached by Joe Fernandez. Police said Fernandez then forced the victim to the ground, began fondling her and attempted to force himself on her.

The victim began to scream, police said, and that is when Fernandez ran.

After his arrest, investigators said Fernandez admitted he went too far with the victim.

Fernandez is charged with rape.

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