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Modesto man held for alleged rape of 39-year-old woman

May 20, 2002|By MARIO RENTERÍA

Staff Writer

CALEXICO — Police here arrested a 68-year-old Modesto man after he allegedly raped a 39-year-old woman in a motel.

Jose Arballo Nuñez was arrested at 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the Villa Sur Motel, 304 E. 4th St. in Calexico.

Calexico police Lt. Jim Neujahr said police received a report of a rape at 4:14 a.m. Sunday.

A woman told police Nuñez had raped her in his motel room. The two had met elsewhere and Nuñez had agreed to give the woman a ride home.

Nuñez told the woman he was going to stop at his motel room to change clothes. The woman then asked if she could use the restroom.

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While she was in the room he allegedly raped her. She suffered slight physical injuries, said Neujahr.

Neujahr said no weapon was used and the woman has been given a forensic examination. He said all the evidence gathered is consistent with the woman's allegations so police will be filing a complaint against Nuñez with the Imperial County District Attorney's Office.

Neujahr added Nuñez is a vendor at the Santo Tomas Swap Meet in Calexico.

Nuñez was being held in county jail with bail set at $50,000 today.

>>Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3441.

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