A warrant was issued Wednesday for a suspect charged with kidnapping a woman in Tacoma and raping her.
Oscar Sanabria, 37, faces charges of first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping with a sexual motivation. According to court documents, police have impounded his car, in which the March 29 rape occured, after the woman was able to give a full license plate number and description.
According to court documents:
The woman was waiting for the bus but didn’t have fare and was hoping someone would offer money to her so she could see a family member. Sanabria stopped and offered the woman a ride in his car.
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Sanabria picked up a woman in a fast-food restaurant parking lot in the 7200 block of Pacific Avenue and offered her a ride, according to court documents. Instead of taking her where she was going, he took her the opposite way, parked on a dirt road near South 84th Street and raped her.
Sanabria then drove back toward Tacoma, with the woman in the passenger seat. She told police he was driving too fast for her to jump.
He eventually slowed in a thrift store parking lot, where the woman leapt from the car. He fled quickly.
Two women found the woman, crying and shaking in a nearby parking lot, and called police. The woman told police the car’s description and license plate, which led them to his house, but he was not home.
The woman picked Sanabria out of a police photo montage.
Sanabria is 5-foot-9 and 220 pounds, with brown eyes.