Deputies on the lookout for rape suspect |

Deputies on the lookout for rape suspect

Placer County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who allegedly punched a woman in the face and raped her near the Coon Street boat ramp in Kings Beach on Monday night.

Authorities say a man described as 30 years old, possibly of Middle Eastern descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall with short, black hair approached the woman near the boat ramp and started a conversation at approximately 9 p.m.

He had a dark complexion and a wide nose, authorities said.

He then asked the Kings Beach woman to walk to a secluded picnic table, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The man called himself “Sonny” and spoke English with an accent and was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, authorities said.

Their were no other witnesses to the assault other than the woman, Placer County Sheriff Lt. John Addoms said.

At the picnic table, the man allegedly hit the woman one time in the face and forcibly raped her.

She had noticeable swelling on her face when she reported the incident, Addoms said.

Detectives and sheriff personnel worked the scene of the crime, which was taped off to the public, until early Tuesday morning, according to witnesses.

Addoms said the investigators took photographs of footprints, took swabs of possible “biological material” at the picnic table, and dusted for fingerprints on the woman’s car that the suspect may have touched.

The woman was taken to a Roseville hospital for a sexual assault evaluation.

Anyone with any information on the crime is asked to contact Placer County sheriff’s Detective Jeff Davis at 581-6326.

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