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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 

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service