Suspect sought in rape, brutal attack of Central CA girl

Feb 1, 2015 4:25 PM by News Staff

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California were searching for a man suspected of beating a 16-year-old girl with a tire iron and raping her over the course of five days.

Hanford police said Saturday that 19-year-old Eddie Perez tied up the girl and beat her during the assault.

KFSN-TV reports officers went to a car on Friday and found the badly injured teen. Police said she lost the use of her legs and couldn't leave the vehicle. A passerby heard her screaming and called police.

The victim was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery.

The Fresno Bee reports she suffered a broken arm and possibly other broken bones.

No further details were released.

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