SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are trying to identify a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman inside her apartment then left her tied up until she was freed by a security guard.
It happened at the Warren Oaks apartment complex on the 2400 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard.
Steven Aguilar, a security guard for the complex, said the woman was tied up for nearly 10 hours.
Aguilar said he was walking around the property around 10:30 p.m. Monday when a woman waved him down. He heard someone mumbling for help near a window, Aguilar said.
Aguilar went to the apartment and knocked on the door. When he got inside, he found a woman partially clothed in a bedroom with duct tape over her mouth. Her hands and feet were tied behind her with rope.
"I was kind of panicking this was new to me," said Aguilar.
He called 911 and used a kitchen knife to free the woman.
"She felt fine. Her arms were hurting and her hands were numb," Aguilar said. "She could barely walk, but put clothes on. It took her a minute because she was hurting."
The victim told Aguilar the man came to her apartment around noon for a massage appointment. The man carried tape and rope with him in a jacket then left with the woman's phone and cash, Aguilar said.
Deputies responded to the complex, but only have a vague description of the attacker. He's described as a black man in his mid-30's to late-40's.
The property manager at Warren Oaks would not say anything about what happened.
Several residents, who were contacted by phone, were not aware of the incident until they saw it on the news.