LANCASTER – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding three men who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman in Lancaster.
The crime occurred about 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at a local business near the 44000 block of 10th Street West, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“The investigation has revealed that the victim was forced at gunpoint to the back of the business by three male adult suspects, where she was sexually and physically assaulted,” the news release states.
The woman, whose name was withheld, was then forced into the suspects’ vehicle at gunpoint and driven to an unknown location on Sierra Highway, sheriff’s officials said.
The victim was later found walking on Sierra Highway by a motorist, who notified authorities, according to the sheriff’s department.
Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call the sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-LASD or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.