Dony Salazar's DNA ties him to rape a month before he stabbed a pregnant woman
To whit: Thirty-year-old Dony Salazar, in jail for stabbing a pregnant victim, among other things, has now been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting another woman only a month earlier -- and thanks for that goes to DNA captured during a post-rape examination. Photos, video and more below.
The details about the latest case being pinned to Salazar can be found in an arrest affidavit shared here.
At about 6 a.m. on December 16, 2000, according to the report, a woman, age forty, was waiting for a bus at 38th and Tejon that would take her to work at the Adams Mark Hotel downtown.
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Before the vehicle arrived, a man came up behind her, pushed a black handgun into her right side and told her in Spanish, "If you don't walk, I'll kill you. If you scream, I'll kill you."
The man kept the gun trained on the woman as they walked to the backyard of an abandoned house at 3941 Tejon Street. As they moved, he put his arm around her to make them seem as if they were a couple.
Once they were behind the house, he ordered the woman to remove her pants and forced her to have oral, anal and vaginal sex.
Afterward, the woman ran back to the stop and took the bus to the Adams Mark, at which she reported the kidnapping and assault to a co-worker. And while she was able to provide additional details about the crime to investigators, no arrest was made in the case, which was subsequently designated as inactive.
Little did detectives realize that a month later, the man they now believe was responsible for this terrible act -- Salazar -- was making news for another crime against a woman...and her children.
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