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Ceres Police Department
Tuesday July 16th, 2013 :: 05:55 p.m. PDT


Ceres Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of Adult with Intellectual Disability

Ceres, CA – On July 5, 2013, medical personnel at a local clinic reported a suspected sexual assault of an adult with an intellectual disability. Ceres Police conducted an investigation and it was learned that the victim had been sexually assaulted multiple times during the last year at a home in Ceres. The victim knew the suspect and provided his name to the police.

The suspect, 51 year old Ceres resident Michael Scudder, was interviewed by Ceres Police Detectives today and arrested on the following charges: 261(a)(1) and 288a(g) PC – rape and oral copulation of a person incapable of giving legal consent. No further information will be released at this time.

If you have any information about this case, please contact Detective Hively at (209) 538-5728 or via email: Tips can also be anonymously reported to the Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at:

Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers.
Phone number: 1-866-60-CRIME
Text Tips: “274637” TIP704 in the wording

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Ceres Police Department
2727 3rd St
Ceres, CA 95307

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-538-5712

Carissa Higginbotham

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