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.READ MORE: Summer Departs With Sweltering Temperatures; Smoky Skies Draped Over East Bay
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.READ MORE: Scaled-Down Dreamforce Marks Major Step In San Francisco's COVID Economic Rebound
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.MORE NEWS: KPIX Original Report: SF Mission Bay Sidewalks Sinking But City Won't Fix 'Private Property'
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