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Woman reports being raped at Turlock apartment complex
Suspect arrested nearby moments later

A Turlock man was apprehended on allegation he raped a woman in her apartment early Saturday morning. The arrest came quickly after the alleged assault, the Turlock Police Department reported.

The Turlock Police Department was dispatched to the Park Knolls Apartments at 1100 Pedras Road at 6:11 a.m. Saturday. The arriving officers met with the victim, who said she had just been raped by a man named Marc.

The woman said she met Marc and another man, whom she identified and ended up at the apartment. She told the officers that she fell asleep “and when she woke up, Marc was sexually assaulting her,” said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

After the victim was sexually assaulted, she was able to leave the apartment and contacted the police department. She also provided a description of Marc.

Around the same time, a resident from a nearby apartment complex reported a suspicious male in the complex. 

“Our officers quickly arrived at the complex and located and detained the suspicious male, who was later determined to be Turlock resident, Marc Anthony Hughes,” Parmley said.

The victim positively identified Hughes, 22, as the man who sexually assaulted her.

Detectives responded, took over the investigation and conducted an interview with Hughes.  After the interview, Hughes was transported to the Stanislaus County Jail and booked on two felony sexual assault charges.

“This case is an example of why we encourage all victims to immediately report crimes to their local law enforcement agencies,” Parmley said. “Our police officers were able to quickly respond to the area, locate and arrest the suspect because there was no delay in this crime being reported.”

Hughes was not in jail custody and no charges have been recorded on the Stanislaus County Superior Court case index as of Tuesday afternoon.