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Deputies continue to search for Kings Beach rape suspect

David Bunker

KINGS BEACH – Placer County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who reportedly punched a woman in the face and raped her near the Coon Street boat ramp here on Monday night.

Authorities say a man described as 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall with short, black hair approached the woman near the boat ramp and started a conversation at about 9 p.m.

He had a dark complexion and a wide nose, authorities said.



He then asked the Kings Beach woman to walk to a secluded picnic table, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The man called himself “Sonny” and spoke English with an accent and was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, authorities said.



There were no other witnesses to the assault other than the woman, Placer County Sheriff Lt. John Addoms said.

At the picnic table, the man allegedly hit the woman one time in the face and forcibly raped her.

She had noticeable swelling on her face when she reported the incident, Addoms said.

Detectives and sheriff’s personnel worked the scene of the crime, which was taped off to the public, until early Tuesday morning, according to witnesses.

Addoms said the investigators took photographs of footprints, took swabs of possible “biological material” at the picnic table, and dusted for fingerprints on the woman’s car that the suspect may have touched.

The woman was taken to a Roseville hospital for a sexual assault evaluation.


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