Police: DNA connects suspect to 2nd elderly rape case in Sebastopol


SEBASTOPOL (KRON) – A man who was arrested in September for raping a 75-year-old woman has now been connected to a second case that happened in June 2019.

Tirso De Jesus Guzman-Vivar, 26, was arrested on Sept. 5 on suspicion for raping an elderly woman whose family says was legally incapable of giving consent.

Guzman-Vivar was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and booked at Sonoma County Jail.

On Saturday, investigators confirmed Guzman-Vivar was linked to an additional elderly rape case that happened in June.

Police say a 61-year-old victim was drugged and sexually assaulted multiple times.

The victim told police that Guzman-Vivar had been staying in her home as a guest and provided her with a fake name.

After evidence was obtained during the sexual assault investigation, DNA results confirmed a positive match to Guzman-Vivar.

Investigators collected several beverage samples which confirmed the drinks contained GHB, also known as the “date rape drug.”

Guzman-Vivar remains in custody at the Sonoma County Jail.

The suspect is now being charged for rape of an intoxicated victim, including his previous charge of rape in Sept.

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