Cristobal Fuentas-Melara
San Jose Police Department

San Jose woman followed home and raped

An Asian woman living in San Jose, California was followed home and raped on May 8th, reports Mercury News. Police arrested 20-year-old Cristobal Fuentas-Melara for his alleged involvement in the crime.

Police were called to the St. Claire Apartments on the 300 block of South First Street around 2:45 am on a sexual assault call.

Authorities said the victim was outside her home when she was approached by a man who made uncomfortable mumbling sexually aggressive remarks at her. She went inside the apartment and the man followed her in where he assaulted and raped her. A security camera captured the attack.

Based on the footage, they were able to ID a suspect and arrested Cristobal Fuentas-Melara two days later. He has been charged with rape, sexual assault, and kidnapping crimes. He’s in custody on $500,000 bail.

Police said although the victim is Asian, there’s no evidence at this time that it was a racially motivated attack.

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