SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a girl in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Police received word around 2:30 a.m. that the juvenile girl had gone missing from the group she was with, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said. He said the girl had “voluntarily separated” from the group earlier in the evening.

Officers searched the area and found the missing juvenile in the 400 block of North Point Street around 3:45 a.m., Fong said. She was with the suspect, who was taken into custody on suspicion of assault.

Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Christopher Dutel from Southern California.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

The girl and the suspect were taken separately to a hospital to be treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Fong said.

Fong did not have information about the group the girl was with or the circumstances of her disappearance.

Dutel has been booked into jail on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment, police said.

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Comments (9)
  1. Arthur Bailey says:

    if she is 15 years old she had better not have been drinking. DA!

    1. J says:

      we have a great DA for once

  2. SOS says:

    What was a 15-year old doing out on the town at 2:30AM??

    1. Arthur Kinney says:

      she was found at 2:30am being held against her will, or did you skip that part and went straight for the judging?

  3. his sis says:

    You People assume the worst just because the news doesnt report all the information. Once evidence comes back and Chris has his cance to say what happened than we will all know the truth. Till than back off!!!! Chris is my little brother and has a huge heart to help others in need! get the facts and remember we all face God one day for our own Judgement day……

  4. Just Sayin says:

    Let’s see how this probably will play out… Girl wants to find some more “stimulating” action. Her other friends are boring. She splits the group, meets a cool guy and they hook up. When she is startled to find her friends called the police to find her, she concocts the abduction story to save face.

    Happens ALL the time.

    1. Hyperbole is wrong says:

      Well, it happens. But I wouldn’t say “ALL the time.”

      There are not enough details still to pass any judgement, but I glad that these people are not on any jury…

  5. Molly Santucci says:

    Seems like the girl wanted to be there until she got ‘buyer’s remorse.’

  6. dont judge says:

    well just an update: this person christopher dutel didnt rape her and the news should report that here soon….. on other sites you can read some blogs and they where drinking, she said she was 18 (liar) when she is actually 15, she offered a handjob and they both past out from drinking to much.. Get the facts prior to posting crab!!!!!! the boy is inocent and now is faced with his picture out in public and people like all of you judging him 24/7. Leave it in Gods hands.

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