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Oceanside police seeking suspected kidnapper and rapist

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OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Authorities asked the public Tuesday to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly abducted an acquaintance on an Oceanside street over the weekend and sexually assaulted her.

Celedonio Verde, 46, is suspected of confronting the victim in the 200 block of Evergreen Parkway on Sunday, forcing her into a car and driving her against her will to a home in the area, according to police.

There, Verde allegedly sexually assaulted the woman while repeatedly threatening to harm her with some type of weapon, Lt. Leonard Mata said. The assailant eventually released the victim.

Verde is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and has short black hair and a mustache.

"The suspect's whereabouts are unknown at this time," Mata said, adding that Verde has "made threats to harm himself."

Anyone who might be able to help detectives track down Verde is asked to call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4911.

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