Woman sexually assaulted in Chico, suspect in custody

Jul 5, 2014 3:06 PM by News Staff

Chico Police say they have arrested a man who sexually assulted a Chico woman in an alleyway just after 8:00 p.m. Friday.

Police say the alleged assault happened in the alleyway of the 1300 block of Laburnum Avenue in Chico.

When officers arrived they located 30-year-old Claudio Sanches fleeing the area. Sanches was detained without incident and arrested for a variety of charges. He was transported and booked into the Butte County Jail.

Police say Sanches did not know the vicitm, and is not a transient. At this time it appears to be a random attack.

Police are still investigating the incident, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Chico Police Department.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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