On Wednesday, December 17, officers responded to the 1600 block of Stokes Street in San Jose for a sexual assault in-progress call. Upon arrival officers determined 26-year-old Kenneth Duane Bridges had sexually assaulted two adult female victims. They were reportedly 63 and 54 years old, and roommates at the apartment building. Both were treated for injuries at the hospital.
Bridges was taken into custody at the scene and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Bridges was on active CDC parole for Robbery when the incident took place. He was also arrested in July for a parole violation when he was charged with disturbing the peace, threats of violence, public intoxication, and resisting and obstructing an officer.
But the assaults didn’t stop there. The San Jose Police Department reported that on Monday, December 22, officers responded to the area of South 33rd and East San Fernando Streets in San Jose on a report of an attempted sexual assault.
According to Officer Albert Morales with the SJPD, “The suspect approached the victim while she was walking.” The suspect was driving next to the victim when he attempted to get one of them to enter his vehicle. When the she tried to avoid the suspect, he exited his vehicle and physically assaulted her. During the confrontation by the suspect the female victim was able to get away.
Morales said, “The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival and has not been located.” The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, 20 to 25-years-old, tall, thin, and with a thin mustache.
The San Jose Police Department is asking that anyone who may know the suspect or his whereabouts contact the police. Morales said, “The suspect was last seen wearing a striped sweater and dark jeans. He was driving a white 4-door sedan with a silver grill.”
Anyone with information on any of these cases is asked to contact Detective Ortiz #3788 of the San Jose Police Departments Sexual Assault Investigations Unit at 408-277-4102.