Tuesday, May 03, 2016 This Week's Paper

CRIME STOPPERS: Tacoma Police searching for kidnapping and rape suspect

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Tacoma Police are asking for help finding Oscar Sanabria who is charged in Pierce County Superior Court with rape in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree.
Prosecutors say that on March 29, he offered to give the victim a ride from a McDonalds restaurant at 72nd Street and Pacific Avenue South in Tacoma. Instead of taking her where she asked to go, detectives say Sanabria began driving in a different direction then parked on a dirt road near South 84th Street and Canyon Road. Charging documents say, "The driver told her to remove all of her clothes and when she refused, the driver climbed onto her and forcefully pulled off her Ugg style boots and her leggings and underwear. The driver then removed his boots and pants. The victim told Officer Thiry that she told the driver several times 'you can't do this to me,’ as she was crying and panicking."
When officers questioned the victim, she told them she remembers crying and asking him why he was raping her. She says he responded by saying he wasn't raping her and it would be okay. Officers say that afterward, Sanabria drove her back where she jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a K-Mart to ask for help.
Before Sanabria sped away, officers say the victim got the license plate number of his vehicle. Detectives learned the car belonged to Sanabria who the victim identified from a photo lineup. Court documents show detectives learned that Sanabria works at Chips Casino on Tacoma Mall Boulevard as parking lot security. The detectives also discovered a potential current address on 101st St. S. in Tacoma. Sanabria's red Honda was located at that address and processed for evidence including fibers and what appeared to be potential bodily fluid from the passenger side floorboard near the center console and from the seat. Despite extensive efforts to locate Sanabria, officers can't find him so are asking for the public's help. 
“He obviously attacked her. He beat her, he undressed her, he raped her. So I think he could be considered very dangerous," said Officer Loretta Cool with Tacoma Police.
If you know where Sanabria may be hiding, Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000. Call the hot line anonymously at 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477). ​This is one of the cases featured on Washington's Most Wanted Friday night at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX.

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