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Docs: BPD investigating sexual assault at an East Bakersfield motel

Posted at 2:01 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 22:27:21-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that allegedly occurred last week at a motel in East Bakersfield.

According to a search warrant, officials were called out to Mercy Hospital on April 5 around 9:52 a.m. for a report of a rape.

BPD says when they arrived they interviewed an adult female victim who told them that she had been sexually assaulted on April 4, at about 9:30 p.m. while walking around Travelers Motel on 915 Union Avenue.

The victim says the suspect exited one of the hotel rooms to ask her for a cigarette before pulling her into the room, pinning her on the the bed and pulling off her pants. That's when the suspect allegedly grabbed a small glass pipe to strike the victim's vagina before inserting his penis for about ten minutes. The victim says she was told to take a shower and upon exiting the restroom she discovered that the suspect had left with her cell phone.

According to documents, the suspect is described as a Hispanic adult male 24 -27 years old, six feet tall weighing around 245 to 265 pounds. The female victim also told police that he has a one to two-inch scar on the left side of his face or neck.

Officials have detained a man at the motel who had a similar description of the suspect. BPD is still going through evidence and have not made any arrests.

We will update this story as we learn more.