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PD: Glendale pregnant woman kidnapped and sexually assaulted

Posted: 1:53 PM, Mar 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-23 02:54:00Z

A pregnant woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Glendale recently, according to police. 

Glendale police say that on March 5 a woman got into an argument with her boyfriend and left home with her two-year-old child. 

She went to a park near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, where a silver car parked in front of her and a stranger, later identified as 34-year-old Jose Manuel Arias, knocked on her window. 

When she rolled down the window, he asked if she was 'ok' and then grabbed the woman, pushing her into the passenger seat. 

Arias allegedly drove her to various locations around Glendale, stopping to force her into sex acts, by threatening to harm her child. 

Arias later drove the victim back to the park, and he left. 

The woman, who is 8-months pregnant contacted police. 

Police found biological evidence at one of the locations and linked it to Arias who is a registered sex offender from California. 

Glendale Police located and arrested Arias on March 15. 

Upon his arrest, Arias reportedly told police, "I only have sex with two people, my girlfriend, and wife." 

He is now being held without bond for sexual assault.

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