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2 men arrested in kidnapping, sexual assault of woman in Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH — Two Long Beach men suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in downtown Huntington Beach were arrested, authorities announced Wednesday, June 9.

The woman was allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted by the two men Sunday before she was released on Pacific Coast Highway, south of Warner Avenue, according to Huntington Beach Police Department Public Information Officer Jennifer Carey.

A passing motorist saw the woman on the highway and contacted authorities. She was taken to a hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.

HBPD detectives identified the suspects as 47-year-old Florentino Bacilio and 30-year-old Angel Evaristo, Carey said. Both men were located and arrested in Long Beach, where they live, and their case will be forwarded to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for review.

“There is no relation between the suspects and the victim and there are no other outstanding suspects,” a police statement said.

Anyone with information on the assault was asked to call the HBPD hotline at 714-375-5066.

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