Fallbrook Rape Suspect Arrested

Fidel Bernal, 28, is accused of raping a victim in Falbrook on Jan. 13

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013  |  Updated 4:39 PM PDT
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Fallbrook Rape Suspect Arrested

Deputies have arrested a suspect in connection with an alleged rape that happened in the Fallbrook area earlier this month.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, rape suspect Fidel Bernal, 28, was arrested Wednesday morning at his home in the 31000 block of Silex Court in Riverside County after detectives served a search warrant.

Detectives say Bernal is accused of raping an acquaintance in Fallbrook on Jan. 13.

After being taken into custody, Bernal was transported back to San Diego County and booked into the Vista Detention Facility on rape charges, deputies said.

His bail has been set at $150,000. Bernal is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Per policy, the Sheriff’s Department will not be releasing the name of Bernal’s alleged victim.

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