BRAWLEY — A probation sweep here led to the arrest of a Brawley man suspected of beating and raping his former girlfriend on May 25.
Manuel Gonzalez Verdugo, 31, who resides in the 300 block of South 14th Street, was taken into custody about 6:30 a.m. Saturday at his home.
Brawley police Sgt. John Myers said a warrant filed by the District Attorney's Office charges Verdugo with forcible rape, false imprisonment, child endangerment and spousal abuse.
He was booked into county jail with his bail set at $50,000.
The alleged rape occurred just after midnight May 25.
Myers said Verdugo went to the residence of his former girlfriend, whose identity was not released. The two argued and Verdugo reportedly became violent.