Police arrested a man suspected of raping a 13-year-old girl in Novato on Monday. Shortly after 2:45 p.m., officers responded to a house in the 1600 block of Hill Road after receiving a call from the victim’s family members, who were detaining the man, Novato police Sgt. Jennifer Dunlap said. The victim told police that the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Luis Alberto Rodriguez Gines, was her roommate. As Rodriguez Gines was assaulting the girl, she stabbed him with a knife, according to Dunlap. Officers considered the stab wound to be minor and arrested Rodriguez Gines. The girl was transported to a local hospital to undergo a sexual assault examination and was determined to have no obvious injuries, Dunlap said. Rodriguez Gines was booked into the Marin County Jail and is being held without bail.
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