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Man charged with attempted rape at race track

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Joe Fernandez (Source: LMDC) Joe Fernandez (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An attempted rape at Churchill Downs has ended with one man in jail.

Investigators said the incident happened Monday night in the loft of a barn on the backside of the track. According to an arrest report, Joe Fernandez, 24, followed a woman into the loft after she went upstairs to get a rag. Fernandez allegedly forced himself on the woman, then took off when she screamed for help.

Police say Fernandez admitted he crossed the line.

Fernandez was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on a charge of rape.

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