The Imperial County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report that a woman was raped somewhere along Interstate 8 and held captive in the county this week.
The Sheriff's Office received a call from the Naval Air Facility El Centro medical facility Wednesday afternoon informing them a woman in her early 20s had been raped, said Sgt. Delfino Matus.
The rape reportedly occurred Monday somewhere along Interstate 8 between Winterhaven and El Centro. The woman reported she was held captive in a shack by a suspect with a weapon somewhere in the desert, Matus said.
The victim sought medical aid at NAF El Centro because she in the military, although Matus she said is not stationed at the local base. Matus declined to say what branch of the military the woman is in.