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Man Charged With Raping Girl in Costa Mesa

A 32-year-old man is scheduled to be arraigned next month on charges of kidnapping a girl in Costa Mesa and raping her.

Rodolfo Jimenez was charged Wednesday with kidnapping for child molestation, forcible lewd act on a child, sexual penetration by force of a child younger than 14 and rape, all felonies, according to court records.

The attacks happened Aug. 18. Jimenez did not know the victim, and he was connected to the attack through DNA evidence, said Deputy District Attorney Shiba Etemadian, who declined to provide any other details. Jimenez's arraignment on Wednesday was rescheduled until Jan. 11 in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

He is being held on $1 million bail.

Copyright CNS - City News Service
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