Police looking for man suspected of kidnapping, raping child in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE (BCN) — Watsonville police are looking for a 21-year-old man suspected of kidnapping and raping a child last month.

William Alonso Ortiz-Ruiz is accused of kidnapping the victim from the area of East Lake Avenue and Blackburn Street and holding her against her will at a motel where he raped her on the evening of Oct. 5, police said.

The case was reported three days later with the victim’s cooperation, according to police.

Investigators have secured a warrant for Ruiz on suspicion of kidnapping, unlawful and forced sexual intercourse with a child, rape in concert, false imprisonment involving violence and disorderly conduct in soliciting prostitution, police said.

Ortiz-Ruiz is described as standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, according to police.

Anyone who has seen the suspect or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at (831) 471-1151 or the anonymous crime tip line at (831) 768-3354.

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