San Francisco man snatches 74-year-old woman off the street, rapes her for 5 hours and dumps her on sidewalk in semi-conscious state

The woman also reported that the suspect's roommate had a pit bull that bit into her lips several times and accused her rapist of strangling her which led to her losing consciousness


                            San Francisco man snatches 74-year-old woman off the street, rapes her for 5 hours and dumps her on sidewalk in semi-conscious state

On May 10, a 74-year-old woman was on her morning walk when 47-year-old Manuel Jesus Amador reportedly grabbed her off the street and held her captive in his house. She was held hostage for over five hours and raped repeatedly. The woman was then dumped on the sidewalk in a semi-conscious state, according to a Daily Mail report.

The woman also reported that Amador's roommate had a pit bull that bit into her lips several times. She further accused her rapist of strangling her which led to her losing consciousness. The incident reportedly occurred at Prague Street near McLaren Park in the Southeast part of the city and the news of the attack came as a shock to residents.

Manuel Jesus Amador's house (Image credit: Twitter)

District Attorney George Gascon and Assistant District Attorney Margaret Buitrago mentioned in their petition to the court that this case was particularly egregious and that the "defendant's lack of criminal history should not dilute the severity of (his) conduct." They have proposed that due to the severity of the crime, the defendant should not be granted bail. 

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital after a passerby noticed her and informed authorities. Amador was arrested a week later, on May 17. The charges brought against him include violence or threat of bodily injury, kidnapping to commit another crime, and rape by force.

The incidence occurred in southeast San Francisco (Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Amador has been reported to have no earlier criminal history but prosecutors believe that this crime is especially brutal and if allowed back into society, he could pose a threat. Further, the petition filed by prosecutors revealed that Amador had admitted to forcibly raping the victim and that she had indeed been unconscious for over 30 minutes, in an interview with the police.

As proceedings move ahead, the facts of the case will become clearer. For now, the victim is reported to be recovering and the accused is being held at the county prison.