SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Officials in San Bernardino have announced the arrest of a 22-year-old man they say raped a woman who was unconscious.
The suspect has been identified as Andrew Stephen Wood, a resident of Corona.READ MORE: Some Homeowners Say They're Victims Of Eviction Moratorium Rules As LA County Considers Extension
Sheriff’s said on November 26, the alleged victim reported to the Sheriff’s Central Station that she was raped while camping at the Glen Helen Raceway the previous day.READ MORE: Airlines, Aviation Unions Call For Harsher Penalties For Unruly Passengers
She said Wood provided her a large quantity of alcohol and became sleepy. Wood offered the victim a place to sleep in a nearby vehicle. The victim entered the vehicle and fell asleep and a short time later, the victim woke up and Wood was on top of her having sexual intercourse. The woman said she never gave Wood consent to have sexual intercourse.
Detective R. Pahia, from the Central Station Detective Bureau, conducted the investigation and gathered pertinent information to substantiate the rape allegation. The detective obtained a warrant for Wood’s arrest and located Wood in the city of Ontario and took him into custody. Wood was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center and charged with rape of an unconscious person.MORE NEWS: Hermosa Beach Officials Cracking Down On Unruly Parties, Public Intoxication, Underage Drinking This July 4 Holiday
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station Detective Division at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at http://www.wetip.com.