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Santa Maria police make arrest in rape case

Posted at 3:46 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 18:46:12-05

Santa Maria police say they’ve arrested a suspect in a rape investigation.

Michael Santana, 32, of Santa Maria was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the county jail on a charge of rape.

Police say, based on the information they collected during their investigation, they believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with information about the Santana case or who believes they have been a victim or knows of a victim, is urged to contact the Santa Maria Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (805) 928-3781 ext. 1261. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 928-3781 ext. 2677 or visit the police department’s website.

Michael Santana