HELENDALE, California (VVNG.com) – Authorities arrested a 37-year-old man from Compton after he physically assaulted and raped a woman and left her unconscious in an abandoned area.
On Saturday, March 19, 2022, a 34-year-old woman met with a suspect identified as Jose Velazquez in South Gate. The victim and Velazquez drove around for several hours on Velasquez’s 2003 Ford expedition.
According to Sheriff Barstow, Velazquez stopped in a deserted area of Helendale, sexually assaulted the victim, and then physically assaulted her several times, injuring her face and body.
“Velazquez also strangled the victim with a mobile phone charger until she lost consciousness. “Velasquez fled the scene in his vehicle, leaving the unconscious victim in an abandoned part,” the statement said.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Velazquez was located in Los Angeles and arrested by a detective from Barstow Station at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Velazquez has been determined at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga where he remains in custody on $ 1,500,000 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other possible victims of Jose Del Refugi Velazquez is invited to contact Detective Faylor of Barstow Sheriff’s Station at (760) 256-4838.
Velasquez was arrested on the following charges:
- PC261 (A) (2): Rape by force / fear / etc
- PC12022.7 (A): Major bodily injury to a person
- PC209 (B) (1): Kidnapping for robbery / rape
- PC664-PC187 (A): Attempted murder
- PC243 (D): Battery with serious injury
- PC245 (a) (4): Force attack that could cause GBI
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are invited to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline website at www.wetip.com.
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