BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A 19-year-old woman was kidnapped and raped in the City of Bakersfield on Sunday at around 3:28 p.m.
The suspect kidnapped the victim at gunpoint and raped her. Authorities are not yet releasing how the woman got away or if the suspect released her following the rape. The woman has been hospitalized with moderate injuries. Through investigation a suspect was identified and arrested on Monday, August 5, 2019, at around 9:00 a.m. in the Los Angeles area.
Armando Avalos, 20, of Bakersfield, was transported to Kern County and will face multiple charges including attempted murder, rape, and kidnapping.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the secret witness line at 661-322-4040.
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