City of Sacramento Police Department

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

(916) 808-0800
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20120810-109
Friday, August 10, 2012

Police Arrest Man in Sexual Assault Case

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested 32-year-old Sarbjit Singh Sandhu for forcible rape and kidnapping with intent to commit a sexual assault.

 On January 24, 2012, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a victim in her 20s was kidnapped at gunpoint after arriving home from work in the north Sacramento area.   The victim was blindfolded and her hands were bound.  She was then driven to an unknown location about 40 minutes away from Sacramento where she was sexually assaulted by two suspects.           

On August 9, 2012, Sacramento police detectives, with the assistance of the Yuba City SWAT team, arrested Sarbjit Singh Sandhu at his home in Yuba City.  Sandhu was then transported back to Sacramento where he was booked into the Sacramento County Jail and charged with forcible rape and kidnapping with the intent to commit a sexual assault.  

The second suspect involved in this serious crime has not been identified and is still outstanding. The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the community's help, both in Sacramento as well as in Yuba City, in identifying this second suspect. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) 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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