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Rape, torture suspect’s bail reduced to $515,000

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POSTED June 20, 2013 12:51 a.m.

Manteca Police provided additional information on the arrest of the suspect involved in the kidnapping and torture case involving a minor.

In the Wednesday, June 18 edition of the Manteca Bulletin, it was inadvertently reported that one of the felony charges involved unlawful intercourse under the age of three. The report from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department the felony charge involved “unlawful intercourse with minor 3 years younger,” referring to the victim as three years younger than the 20-year-old suspect identified by investigators as Dereck Paul Landry, a Manteca resident.

According to a media release from the Manteca Police, officers who were following up on a reported missing juvenile on Saturday, June 15, located the victim that afternoon in the 400 block of Cowell Avenue. The police report indicated that the victim was found after she texted her mother that she was being held against her will at her ex-boyfriend’s house.

The police report went on to state that the victim told investigators how and when the alleged kidnapping happened. She reported that she was walking with the suspect on Moffat Boulevard in the early morning hours of June 11 when the suspect “pushed her to the ground several times and kicked her in the head.” The victim then went on to report that she was taken to a residence in the 400 block Cowell where she was “repeatedly beaten and sexually assaulted until she was able to flee.”

Police said she was treated at a local hospital for injuries described as non-life-threatening.

The suspect agreed to meet with Manteca Police detectives for an interview, after which he was arrested and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on seven felony charges and one misdemeanor charge: criminal threats (422 PC), kidnapping (207 [a] PC, torture (206 PC), infliction of injury on a child (273d PC, rape by force or fear (261[a][2] PC, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor (215 PC), domestic battery (243[e][1], all felonies, and battery with serious bodily injury (243[d] PC.

According to the inmate information on the Sheriff’s web site on Tuesday, total bail for the suspect was set at $918,000 and was scheduled to appear in Manteca Superior Court that day. As of Wednesday, bail was reduced to $515,000 with his next court date set for Friday, June 21, at 1:25 p.m. at Manteca Branch San Joaquin County Superior Court.

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