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City of Placentia
Friday August 17th, 2018 :: 07:06 p.m. PDT


Man arrested for kidnapping and sexually assaulting estranged girlfriend

On 08/16/18 at 9:37 p.m,, Placentia Police Officers were called to the area of Santa Fe St. and Bradford Ave. in the City of Placentia for a report of Domestic Violence. When Officers arrived, they quickly learned the alleged victim and suspect were no longer at the location. The suspect, a 32 year old man named Jaime Hernandez from Placentia, reportedly struck a 21 year old female, before kidnapping her by force. About fifteen minutes later, Officers learned the location the suspect had taken the victim, which was a residence in the 200 block of Alta Street in Placentia. After Officers arrived at the residence, they learned the victim was raped by Hernandez. The two had been in a previous dating relationship. The victim had reported that during their relationship she had been repeatedly abused by Hernandez both physically and sexually. Hernandez was arrested and booked at the Placentia Jail on several felony charges that included Kidnapping, Rape, False Imprisonment and Domestic Violence. He was later taken to Orange County Jail. The woman was treated at a local Anaheim hospital for her injuries. Sexual assault victim’s identities are protected by California State Law and are not included in press releases. Anyone with any information on the crime is asked to contact the Placentia Police Department Detective Beau Wagoner at (714) 993-8270.

City of Placentia
401 E Chapman Ave
Placentia, CA 92870

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