Police: Dinuba woman kidnapped and raped at knifepoint


DINUBA, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A Dinuba woman reported Saturday to police she was kidnapped and raped at knifepoint, Dinuba Police said.

Officers received information about the kidnapping around 7:30 p.m. and contacted an adult woman at an area hospital where she had been taken for treatment.

The victim told police she had been kidnapped two days prior while walking near a recycling center around sunset in downtown Dinuba, police said.

She reported a man had grabbed her, placed a knife to her neck and pulled her into his vehicle.

Police said the suspect took the victim out to an orchard in the Sultana area where he proceeded to sexually assault her.

The suspect then dropped the victim off in the same area he abducted her.

Police describe the suspect as a bilingual Hispanic male, with a tall/thin build, mustache, black hair, brown eyes, and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a white and blue checkered shirt.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark gray pickup truck.

The victim reported to police she had seen the same person in the downtown area on several prior occasions during which he had motioned her over to him.

A witness told officers that she had also been approached by an individual in a gray truck fitting the same description who offered her a ride and asked her personal questions on two recent occasions.

She also described him as having wavy hair, being 30-40 years old and driving a two-door dark gray truck, slightly lifted, with tinted windows.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Dinuba Police Department at 559-591-5911 or to remain anonymous call 559-591-8471.

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