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News - June 22, 2007

Arrest in year-old rape case

Milpitas man, already in jail for other crimes, linked to DNA evidence

by Melody Dye

Mountain View police announced a break in a 2006 rape case with the arrest last Friday of a Milpitas man accused of the crime.

Police say Oscar Mayorga, 21, assaulted a woman during the twilight hours of March 26, 2006, near the intersection of Phyllis Avenue and Pamela Drive. Police believe he came up behind the woman, put his arm around her, and threatened her with a handgun. He then pulled her into a dark secluded area where he violently assaulted and then robbed her.

Following the attack, the woman called the police from a neighbor's house and then sought aid at a local hospital. Because the assault was reported immediately, medical personnel and detectives on the scene were able to gather concrete forensic evidence for a "sexual assault kit," helping them use DNA evidence to find a match.

The Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory identified Mayorga as a suspect after lab analysis linked him to the crime. Mayorga is already serving a sentence at Jamestown State Prison, located in the California foothills, for an unrelated felony conviction.

He is now charged with forcible rape, two counts of penetration with a foreign object, and other crimes. His arraignment in Santa Clara County Superior Court has not yet been scheduled.


Posted by Albert B. Franklin, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 27, 2007 at 11:55 am

If we were to be told that women would be raped while walking the streets of Mountain View everyone including myself would have laughed the accuser out of the area, but not today!

Posted by GSB, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 27, 2007 at 2:29 pm


Crime is everywhere, no matter where you live. I think once people keep this in mind, they will get out of the habit of walking down darkened streets alone, leaving windows and doors unlocked, etc.