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Construction Worker Charged With Kidnapping, Rape In Tustin

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(credit: Tustin Police)

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TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — A Tustin construction worker was charged Friday morning with allegedly forcing a stranger into his apartment and sexually assaulting her.

Michael Curtis Hernandez, 37, was charged with several felony counts of kidnapping, rape, sodomy and forced oral copulation, according to court documents.

Hernandez is being held on $1 million bail in the Orange County Jail.

His arraignment was scheduled for Friday afternoon.

The woman told investigators Sunday a man dragged her into his apartment, forced her into a bedroom and raped her, said Lt. John Strain of the Tustin Police Department. As soon as she could get away she called police.

Detectives investigated the people associated with the residence where the crime allegedly occurred and arrested Hernandez.

After his arrest, Hernandez refused to speak with detectives about the reported incident.

According to police, Hernandez has prior convictions for kidnapping, child annoyance and false imprisonment.

Authorities suspect there may be more victims. Anyone with information was urged to call investigators at (714) 573-3253.

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