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November 21, 2016: Long Beach Man Charged with Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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A Long Beach man was charged today with kidnapping two teenage girls and sexually assaulting them, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Samuel Alexander Vasquez (dob 1/22/87) is scheduled to be arraigned after 1:30 p.m. today in Department 30 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in case BA451934. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $5.03 million.

Deputy District Attorney Emily Spear with the Sex Crimes Division is prosecuting the case.

Vasquez is charged with two counts each of kidnapping to commit rape and forcible rape, and one count each of forcible oral copulation and assault with a deadly weapon. He allegedly kidnapped a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint as she was walking in the South Los Angeles area on Sept. 27. He allegedly forced a 14-year-old girl into his car on Oct. 28 as she was walking in the same vicinity.

If convicted, Vasquez faces up to life in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division.