Press Release March 28, 2013
March 28, 2013
Suspect: Fernando Benitez Mada Sr., Age 52, of Ukiah
Crimes: Rape by Force
Possession of Controlled Substance
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Commit Felony while released on O.R.
The Ukiah Police Detectives have spent over 80 investigator hours in the last three days investigating the reported rape of a 36 year old Ukiah woman on the evening of 3/25/13. The woman reported than an acquaintance, Fernando Benitez Mada Sr., age 52 of Ukiah, met at a Ukiah residence to do some work together on his RV. While doing the work, Mada physically restrained the woman and forced her to have sex with him against her will. Detectives determined that Mada had been recently released from custody on his own recognizance for a prior charge of possession of a methamphetamine while awaiting further court proceedings. Extensive further investigation resulted in the Detectives locating and arresting Mada on 3/28/13 at 9:45 a.m. During his arrest additional methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located in his possession.
Follow-up investigation is continuing and Mada remains in-custody in the Mendocino County Jail with Bail set at $150,000.00 for the charges listed above.
By: Captain Trent Taylor