3 men kidnap, sexually assault Oracle woman; PCSO asking for public's help

3 men kidnap, sexually assault Oracle woman; PCSO asking for public's help

3 men kidnap, sexually assault Oracle woman; PCSO asking for public's help

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 19 at 12:12 PM

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ORACLE, Ariz. -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding three men who kidnapped and brutally sexually assaulted a woman Sunday.

According to PCSO spokesman Tim Gaffney, the 34-year-old woman told investigators that two men grabbed her from the front porch of her Oracle home at about 2 a.m. The pair forced her into a black pickup truck driven by a third man, the woman said.

Gaffney said the woman was thrown into the bed of the truck and driven to a desert location where all three men assaulted her and then left her there badly injured.

"The victim walked until she was able to obtain assistance from a jogger, who contacted the Pinal County Sheriff's Office," Gaffney said in a news release.

While the victim, who was taken to a Tucson hospital, was not acquainted with the suspects, she was able to provide detectives with some information about them.

All three suspects are white men between 30 and 40 years old.

She described the first suspect as a chubby white male. He was wearing a red long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

The second man, she said, has a medium build and a mustache. He was wearing a light blue T-shirt, blue jeans and New Balance athletic shoes.

She said the third man also has a medium build and was wearing jogging clothes, including what appeared to be a Nike jacket with a reflective swoosh emblem.

"We are asking for help from the public to identify the suspects responsible for this brutal attack," Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said. "If you have any information about this crime or think you know who the suspects might be we are asking that you call our Criminal Investigation Bureau at 520-866-5149 or if after hours please call our Dispatch at 520-866-5111."

Oracle is a little more than two hours southeast of Phoenix.

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