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BPD arrests registered sex offender on suspicion of kidnapping, sexual assault

Slide Public Safety

Bakersfield Police Department officers arrested a suspect in their investigation into a sexual assault that happened Monday.

Sergio Venegas, 58, of Bakersfield, was arrested around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday by officers with the BPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, according to a BPD news release

A woman reported she was approached around 9:08 p.m. by a man she didn’t know around and then assaulted at knifepoint in a secluded area in the 4600 block of Ming Avenue.

Venegas, a registered sex offender on active parole for assault with a deadly weapon and sexual assault charges, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault-related charges, robbery, and kidnapping. Police reported he had property belonging to the victim on his person at the time of his arrest.