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Yakima Sheriff's Office Warns of Potential Rapist in Wapato

Wapato, WASH - A rape was reported Saturday in the area of Progressive Road and Lateral A Road in Wapato.  The Yakima Sheriff's Office says they spoke with a 25 year old female who said she responded to a radio broadcast from the lower valley hispanic radio station, where a man was asking for females to come work in his orchards.  Officials say the female went out to the area to meet with the prospective employer where she was sexually assaulted.  The female had minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

The sheriff's office is urging everyone to not respond to the job seekers request.  They also ask for the communities help in finding the suspect.  He is described to be a 40 year old hispanic male with a beard, he is 5 foot 4 inches tall and 170 pounds.  Officials also have the description of the suspects vehicle, it is a grey 1984 Nissan Sentra with Washington license 911MXF.  If you have any information you are told to contact the Yakima Sheriff's Office at 574-2500.