City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090730-162
Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sexual Predator Arrested

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested 32-year-old Domingo Vargas for two different sexual assaults.

On January 25, 2009, at around 1:00 a.m., a female was walking on K Street between 19th and 20th Street when she was grabbed, knocked unconscious, and dragged into a parking lot.  The suspect then raped the victim before fleeing the scene. 

On June 7, 2009, a female fell asleep in her vehicle in the 1300 block of Del Paso Boulevard.  The victim woke up to a subject on top of her.  The victim was able to yell for help and got the assistance of a security guard who chased the suspect away.

Based on evidence processed by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Forensic Lab we were able to determine the identification of the suspect responsible for the January 25 rape as being Domingo Vargas.  The Police Department then was able to use further forensic evidence to link Vargas to the June 7 attempt sexual assault. 

Due to the violent nature of the crimes committed by Vargas, detectives will review cold cases to determine if Vargas is linked to any other sexual assaults. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to these crimes to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES).  Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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