Vista Man Arrested on Suspicion of Raping and Kidnapping

Registered sex offender Jeremy Stutzman was arrested in Oceanside Tuesday, May 31st, for allegedly raping and kidnapping his neighbors. Mr. Stutzman, 33, was arrested at a Motel 6 on N. Coast Highway by San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Officers were also able to recover the alleged victims car, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, found with Mr. Stutzman at the Motel 6.

Officers were first alerted of the scene Monday night when a 20 year old woman reported that she had been raped. Around the same time investigators learned that the woman’s friend, a 19 year old, was also taken against her will and raped. Mr.Stutzman released the kidnapped victim Tuesday morning about 10 hours after police had learned of his alleged crimes.

The alleged crimes occurred at the Mill Creek Apartments on the south block of Santa Fe Road, Escondido. Mr. Stutzman was on parole after serving almost all of a 10 year sentence. He was sentenced for several crimes including assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment. He was released on parole in August of 2009 and since then has returned to prison three times for parole violations. He has also received two misdemeanors for drunken driving in late 2000.

Mr. Stutzman has posted various statements on Facebook, and his YouTube page regarding his actions and the trouble he has been involved in.

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