In a rapidly evolving case, police announced Tuesday the arrest of a 32-year-old man for allegedly raping and torturing a woman a day earlier in Rancho Penasquitos.
Officers were called about 10:45 a.m. Monday to the 9800 block of Caminito Bolsa to investigate a report of a kidnapping, according to San Diego Police Lt. Carole Beason.
They located a woman who had reported being kidnapped and held against her will in a neighborhood near Black Mountain Open Space Park and obtained a preliminary statement, Beason said.
Initially police said the woman’s report of being kidnapped was unfounded. Then the department’s Sex Crimes Unit conducted a more detailed interview, and a suspect was identified.
Detectives arrested Seyed Hassan Kaboli about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 4500 Delta Street and booked him on suspicion of forcible rape, false imprisonment and torture, Beason said.
Kaboli was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, she said.
Anyone with information regarding this case or similar cases was urged to call the SDPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at 619-531-2210 or the San Diego County Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.
— From Staff and Wire Reports