SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) – Santa Cruz deputies arrested a man on suspicion of raping an unconscious woman Friday, sheriff’s officials said.

Charles Steppes Jr., 29, of Monterey is suspected of raping a 23-year-old woman while she slept, officials said.

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The woman met Steppes on March 13 while out with friends in Santa Cruz. She and Steppes went to a home in Aptos, where the woman fell asleep.

The woman woke while Steppes was allegedly sexually assaulting her, officials said.

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Steppes was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail and bail was set for $50,000, officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Sgt. Liberty at (831) 454-2311.

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