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August 20, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)-- San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit detectives have arrested two suspects, a man and a woman, for the brutal abduction, beating and sexual assault of a female victim.  The victim, 21, was dumped naked along State Route 125 in Bonita, where she was rescued by motorists.


On August 18 at about 7:30 p.m., the suspectsattacked the victim as she walked to a residence in San Diego’s Azalea/Hollywood Park neighborhood in the City Heights area. Both suspects, known to the victim, punched and kicked her before forcing her into a white sport utility vehicle.


As the male suspect drove the vehicle, the female suspect beat and sexually assaulted the victim. Throughout the beating and assault, the female suspect threatened to kill the victim, according to the San Diego Police.


The male suspect abruptly stopped the vehicle on State Route 125 near State Route 54 and pulled the victim, by her hair, out of the vehicle. As he dragged her over an embankment, he punched her in the face and kicked her. The suspects left the victim and fled in the SUV. At approximately 8:30 p.m., a passing motorist saw the naked victim as she emerged from the bushes and called police for help. The victim was beaten severely and needed medical attention for her injuries.


San Diego Police Sex Crimes detectives investigating the case determined that Catherine R. McCoy, 48, and Christopher R. Carrera, 33, were the suspects responsible for the abduction, beating and assault of the victim. During follow-up investigations, Carrera was arrested without incident in Chula Vista. A short time later, McCoy was arrested during a traffic stop in Talmadge.


The suspects were booked into County Jail and Las Colinas for multiple charges. They are being held without bail pending arraignment on August 24, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Superior Court.


Anyone with information about this or other related crimes is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000 or the Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210.

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