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Texas woman with blown tire kidnapped, sexually assaulted by man who pulled over under guise of helping: docs

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A Texas woman stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire was abducted and sexually assaulted by a man who stopped her car and offered to help, police said.

Reinaldo Tapia Alcivar, 31, is charged with kidnapping and sexual abuse after the May 16 incident, according to Travis County Jail records.

According to an affidavit reviewed by Fox 7 Austin, an Austin dispatcher received a call around 3:30 a.m. that day from a woman “screaming for help” who said she had just been sexually assaulted. reported. She told police that after spending an hour waiting for her help in the northeast part of the city, her assailant tricked her into getting into his “boxy white SUV.”

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Reinaldo Tapia-Arcivar, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Texas. (Fox 7 Austin)

Tapia-Alcibar told the woman he was taking her to get a flat tire replaced, then told her to “close the door immediately” behind her, the affidavit said.

Instead, documents say, he drove about 10 minutes north to an apartment complex where he sexually assaulted her. The woman told police that before going to the complex, he demanded that she get out of her car and tried to open her locked car door.

The woman was initially unable to flee and sent her location to a friend for help, according to the affidavit. After she was able to get out of the man’s car, she called 911.

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According to an arrest affidavit, Reynaldo Tapia-Alcibal told the victim he was taking her to buy new tires. Instead, he locked her car door and took her to his apartment, where he sexually assaulted her until she was able to escape. (Fox 7 Austin)

Michael Block, president of the Austin Police Association, told FOX 7 that police arrived on the scene 10 minutes later, but were able to get there much faster because the woman had shared the location of her device. .

“If someone’s location is shared, you can live track where they are, making it much easier to get to your destination faster,” he says. “Her actions were very helpful in helping us reach our destination faster. Her thoughts are very wise.”

Seven hours later, police spotted a man matching the woman’s description coming out of an apartment in the same complex, Wildwood Apartments in the 7000 block of Cameron Road, and arrested Tapia-Alcibar.

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The photo shows a map showing the location where Reynaldo Tapia-Alcibar took the woman after her car broke down around 1:35 a.m. on May 16. (Fox 7 Austin)

Mr Bullock said the “tragic” incident was not “something that anyone should have to go through”.

People waiting for roadside assistance can call their local police department and have them wait with them until help arrives, Block said. He also advised that anyone calling a roadside assistance service like AAA should always ask for the responder’s name and the make and model of their vehicle.

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Michael Block, president of the Austin Police Association, praised the woman’s quick thinking, saying having location services turned on would make it easier for emergency responders to contact her in an emergency. (Fox 7 Austin)

Tapia-Alcibar is currently being held on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to next appear in court on June 12th. If he posts bail, the judge ruled he must wear a GPS ankle monitor and have no contact with the woman. Law and Crime report.

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Under Texas law, kidnapping is a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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