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Suspect Lured Two Victims Into His Truck Then Sexually Assaulted Them, California Cops Say

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Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Oct. 6 2022, Published 3:18 p.m. ET

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A California man lured two women into his truck and then raped them, police said.

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Now, Eliel Mejia, 22, faces sexual assault charges in connection to the case. Police know of two victims but ask anyone with information to contact (805) 384-4724.

On Sept. 13, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in California responded to a reported sexual assault. The victim told them she was outside a liquor store when Mejia approached her.

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He lured her into the vehicle, that had two pit bulls inside, under the pretense of smoking marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office. Mejia then drove the victim to an orchard, where he sexually assaulted her.

On Sept. 29, deputies again learned of a possible sexual assault. The victim said Mejia lured her into his pickup, with two pit bulls inside, under the pretense of smoking marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.

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He drove the victim to the dead end of a dirt road, where he sexually assaulted her, authorities said. He also strangled, tased and threatened to kill the victim while holding a knife.

When deputies found Mejia, he had the Taser used in the alleged attack, authorities said.

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