Teen reports rape, suspect sought

The rape allegedly occurred in this secluded area of Sierra Highway at Barrel Springs Road. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

PALMDALE – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a 17-year-old girl’s report that she was raped after she accepted a ride from a stranger Monday morning.

The incident was reported by the teen around 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to Special Victim’s Bureau Detective Brian Hudson. The girl told detectives that she was walking down 10th Street East when an older man drove up alongside her, Hudson said.

“She willingly got inside his vehicle and willingly went with him to the area where the rape occurred,” Hudson said, adding that at some point the suspect may have offered the victim money.

“We’re still trying to investigate the circumstances that actually led up to the sexual assault occurring,” Hudson said.

After the alleged attack, the teen contacted law enforcement and was picked up by deputies on Sierra Highway near Barrel Springs Road.

She described her attacker as a Black male, in his 30s, driving a black newer model four-door car with dealership paper plates, Hudson said.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau at 661-940-7850.

  5 comments for “Teen reports rape, suspect sought

  1. Ace
    September 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    It was someone that worked for LASD for sure

  2. Concered
    September 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Where is Ace claiming it had to be someone that works for the LASD?


  3. HM
    September 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    17 years old and she doesn’t know any better? stupid! I don’t feel sorry for her..

    • Vicki
      September 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

      I don’t feel sorry for her either! She is 17 not 12 Creepy old men always pull up by myside when I’m walking and I always flip them the finger. I am MORE than sure once I get in the car with them something bad is gonna happen. I’m not saying I’m glad this happend to her but I am saying she looked for it herself.

  4. Concered
    September 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Never accept a free ride from a brother!!

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