SAN JOSE, California—On Saturday, May 8, around 2:45 a.m., 20-year-old Cristobal Fuentes-Melara followed an Asian woman into an apartment building on 300 block of South First Street. According to police, Fuentes-Melara then physically and sexually assaulted her.
Apartment security cameras captured the attack.
Two days later, detectives from the department’s Sexual Assault Investigation Unit along with the Street Crimes Unit identified the suspect as Fuentes-Melara and soon took him into custody without incident, according toKPIX5.
Fuentes-Melara was booked on charges of rape, aggravated kidnapping, and other sexual assault-related charges. Authorities confirmed the victim was Asian, however, they do not believe the assault was racially motivated.