Oakland man arrested for sexual assault

Oakland man arrested for sexual assault

The Oakland Police Department has announced the arrest of a man suspected of assaulting a woman last week in the area near the Good Samaritan Church of God and MacArthur BART station, at Martin Luther King Boulevard and MacArthur in Oakland.

Last Wednesday morning, April 9 at 9:20 am, a 22-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by a man, and groped about her body, according to a report from her and witnesses. After touching her, the man ran away. The victim and witnesses provided a description of the assailant to Oakland Police, who searched the area. They located Carlos Contrerasanguian, a 42-year-old transient from Oakland, who matched the description. He was found near 40th and West Streets, just a few blocks and around the corner from the assault.

Contrerasanguian was arrested and charged with sexual battery and assault to commit rape. Police investigators believe that he may also be responsible for other similar assaults in the area. The investigation is currently ongoing and no more details have been released.

Contrerasanguian was also charged with petty theft related to an incident at the Best Buy on Mandela Parkway. He was arraigned on the assaults by the Alameda District Attorney’s office last Friday. Anyone who has any information about this incident, or other assaults is encouraged to call Youth and Family Services Division of the Oakland PD at 510-238-3641, the police tip line at 510-637-0298, or Oakland Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

Oakland man arrested for sexual assault was last modified: April 16th, 2014 by admin
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