Man Tries to Rape Girl in Watsonville Motel

The attempted rape was reported about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the Motel 6 on Silver Leaf Drive.

A man who tried to rape a 16-year-old girl at a Watsonville motel was at large Sunday, police said.

The attempted rape was reported about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a Motel 6, 125 Silver Leaf Drive, according to officials.

The man forced the girl into the laundry room and managed to pull down her shorts; her father found him holding her against the wall, police said.

The father fought off the attacker but injured his knee; he was treated by medics, police said.

The suspect is Latino and in his 30s, with a dark complexion and dark hair.

Anyone with information on the attack was asked to call WPD, 831-768-3352, or the Crime Tip line at 831-768-3544.


Danny February 18, 2013 at 01:04 AM
I hope the police catch this low life before I do! I have no problem getting arrested for beating the shit out of someone like this. Father of two.....
Christine February 18, 2013 at 06:40 PM
I know our PD Officers are working on catching this sick person but this business needs security guards, cameras, locks, tec. Traveling lately across 4 states most hotels provided these safety guards. Laundry can wait!
Hawkins February 19, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Silver Leaf Dr. and in particular that hotel is always in the crime news. Is the city looking at any actions to force change?
santiago ortiz February 20, 2013 at 06:12 AM
Dont worry. This guy will get his day.
santiago ortiz February 20, 2013 at 06:13 AM


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