Turlock hotel clerk allegedly raped by guest who reported equipment issue in his room
By Erin Tracy
The Modesto Bee
A long-haul truck driver was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of raping a clerk at the motel he was staying at in Turlock.
The incident occurred around 8:25 p.m. at the Days Inn on North Tully Road, said Turlock police Lt. Neil Cervenka.
The suspect, 29-year-old Osman Mukhammadiyev, called the front desk to report an “equipment problem” in his room.
A female employee responded to the room, where Mukhammadiyev allegedly restrained her and sexually assaulted her, Cervenka said. He said the victim was able to fight off the suspect, run back to the hotel office and call 911.
Cervenka said officers quickly arrived at the scene and apprehended Mukhammadiyev as he was coming out of his room.
He was arrested on suspicion of forcible rape, kidnapping to commit rape and false imprisonment. His bail is set at $670,000 and he has not yet been formally charged.
A woman at the Days Inn who identified herself as the assistant manager declined to comment about the incident when contacted by The Bee on Monday.
Cervenka said Mukhammadiyev is a long-haul trucker from Massachusetts who’d been staying at the motel for a few days. “We don’t know if he has ever been in this area before; we have no history at all with him,” the lieutenant said.
“Investigators have a concern that this may have happened in other areas or states due the the nature of his job and the nature of the offense,” Cervenka said. “We urge anyone with information to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tony Argueta at 209-668-6538.
"Cervenka said Mukhammadiyev is a long-haul trucker from Massachusetts who’d been staying at the motel for a few days."
I wonder if any other LE agencies can/will look deeper into this guy? It seems possible one could chart the when/where this guy was staying overnight anywhere during his trucking career. The records could come from his phone, or his truck GPS (or his company's truck if he's not an owner/operator).
Does the FBI look into this kind of thing? Would local agencies looking for longhaul sex criminals get a tip about this guy based on this arrest?
He may not be a serial killer, but who thinks this is this guy's first sexual assault at age 46? Sorry, he's age 29 (I was doing some googling and found someone with same name, age 46.)
Then again, CODIS should already be doing the heavy lifting here within a few days (twice a week, or was it twice a day new entries are checked?) - since he was arrested for a felony in California. Another reason why all rape kits should be tested.
Still there may be crimes without DNA evidence where he may have been simultaneously, and documented. It probably takes an investigator to take interest.
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