On Wednesday September 9, 2020, Jason Humberto Rodas an Uber driver from Garden Grove was arrested on charges of kidnapping, rape, and robbery in Santa Ana.
According to the Santa Ana Police Department, the victim is a 51-year-old woman. She called for an Uber driver at about 4 in the morning to take her to work in Santa Ana. While driving to the woman’s workplace the suspect cancelled the charge and told her the ride would be free. Rodas then allegedly asked her several sexual questions which frightened the woman, who demanded Rodas take her to work.
Rodas then allegedly threatened to throw the victim out of the vehicle if she called the police. At this point he, “drove erratically”, until the journey ended in the area of 300 South Minnie Street in Santa Ana. The victim fled from the car by running away but Rodas quickly caught her and proceeded to restrain her in a chokehold. He strangled her before sexually assaulting her according to police.
Evidence at the scene identified Jason Humberto Rodas as the suspect. Police arrested Rodas several hours later and booked him into Orange County Jail in Santa Ana. According to the Santa Ana Police Department, Rodas is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Court documents show that Rodas is accused of several sexual assault counts including kidnapping with intent to commit rape.
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While Jason Humberto Rodas has been arrested and is currently being held in custody, the full extent of his abuse is unclear. Santa Ana Police believe there may be other victims in the Santa Ana, CA, area.
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