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Kern County Sheriff's Office: Bakersfield man arrested for kidnapping, raping 19-year-old woman

Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:40:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, a Bakersfield man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman.

"On August 4, 2019, at 3:28pm, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman. The suspect kidnapped the victim at gunpoint in the Bakersfield area. The victim has been hospitalized with moderate injuries. On August 5, 2019, around 9:00am, KCSO investigators were able to locate and arrest the suspect in the Los Angeles area."

The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Armando Avalos of Bakersfield. He was returned to Kern County where he faces charges of attempted murder, rape and kidnapping.

Anyone with additional information in connection with this crime is urged to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at 661-322-4040.