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California man who fled to Mexico after allegedly kidnapping and rape of a teenage girl who was arrested, investigators say

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California researchers on Monday announced the arrest of a man who fled to Mexico after the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2002.

Juan Martinez, Lopes, 39, was arrested last month and charged with statutory rape and kidnapping, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, the crime is a random act.

Lopes was accused of raping the girl at a field in Santa Rosa, and then to rape her when he caught her after she broke free and tried to run away, Sgt. Juan Valencia said.

Juan Martinez, Lopes, 39, was arrested last month, investigators announced that.
(Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office)

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In the end, the girl was able to break away for a second time, Valencia said. “She hid them in a nearby unlocked vehicle until the Fruit was gone. After that, she found a phone and called for help,” he said.

He said the Fruit has been identified as a suspect when the teen picked him out of a photo lineup.

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Lopes then went on to Mexico, and an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest, the sergeant said.

The case went cold until last month, when Lopes was arrested for public intoxication in Madera County, according to the city.

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“Domestic Violence, Sexual violence, and homicide Detectives obtained a search warrant for the Lopes’ DNA, then drove to Madera County for the collection of a sample of Lopes’ DNA as evidence,” he said.

Valencia are said to be the evidence of the victim’s forensic analysis linked to Bring you to the crime.

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