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BEND, OR -- A Bend man is accused of assaulting two women, Thursday night. The victims called 911 saying one had been sexually assaulted and both had been attacked with a baseball bat. According to Bend Police, Dispatchers could hear an altercation during the 911 call, and cell phone data allowed officers to obtain GPS coordinates and contacted the women near NE High Desert Ct. and High Desert Lane. 

 

Within 10 minutes of the call, an officer located the suspect vehicle and 22-year-old Jose Escobedo-Preciado was taken into custody without incident. 

 

Investigators say the suspect did not know the women prior to that day. They met through a mutual friend and had spent a portion of the day with a group of friends. After consuming alcohol, Escobedo-Preciado allegedly drove the two women to the area where the assault occurred. He is accused of sexually assaulting one victim while the other slept in the backseat. The sleeping woman awoke and an altercation ensued. 

 

He is charged with Rape I, two counts of Assault 2, Strangulation, Sexual Abuse I, Menacing, two counts of Reckless Endangering, two counts of Unlawful Use/Carry of a Weapon, DUII and Assault IV. 

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