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Bakersfield Police Department arrests attempted rape suspect

Posted at 5:19 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 12:19:45-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: The Bakersfield Police have arrested 25-year-old Byron Willis for an attempted rape in Southwest Bakersfield.

He is due in court tomorrow.


UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Byron Willis. He is described as 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighing 203 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111


The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the community for help identifying a suspect in an attempted rape.

He is described as a Black man, between the ages of 25-30 years old, and has a dark complexion and a slim build, approximately 150-160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded zippered sweatshirt, dark gray socks, and is possibly homeless.

BPD said the at 11:20 Tuesday morning, the suspect attempted to rape the victim in a vacant apartment on Ming Avenue and New Stine Road in Southwest Bakersfield.

The victim was able to fight off the suspect who then fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111