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Police search for rapist in Orange County

Police are searching for a man who allegedly raped a woman after offering her a ride near Santiago Canyon College in Orange.

The woman was waiting for a bus about 11 a.m. Monday at Hewes Street and East Chapman Avenue when the man offered her a ride to the college, said Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange Police Department.

The woman got into the man’s car, and he drove to a nearby restaurant parking lot that was secluded from the street, where he allegedly raped her. He did not use a weapon, Adams said.

The man then dropped off the woman at the college and drove away. Video captured at a gas station near the bus stop showed him wearing bluejeans and a long-sleeved black shirt, Adams said. He was driving a gold, tan or light brown two-door car, possibly a Saturn.

He is described as black, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 to 6 feet tall and between 150 to 180 pounds, Adams said. Police have few clues.

“We don’t know anything about him,” Adams said. “We are hoping for the public’s help on this one.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Aaron Towner at (714) 744-7456.

-- My-Thuan Tran

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Comments () | Archives (3)

Poor woman! But to accept a ride from a black man...not too smart. Did the article say she was in college? Book smart and common sense foolish.

"The woman got into the man’s car"
Something wrong about this? I raised a son & two daughters now adults raising own children.
It seems that common sense today is not being taught to children by parents first these days. As for me, being raised in Compton taught me street sense and basic common sense.
Never get into a strangers car. If assailant is caught imagine the reports and statements to prove this case.
I hope they catch this guy.

Who the hell still gets into stranger's cars for a ride nowadays?! This should have never happened. To top it off, surveillance footage shows the girl's bus showed up as she was getting in the car and she got in anyhow!


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