Santa Maria Man Arrested in Rape Investigation

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Santa Maria Police Detectives make arrest in rape investigation.

Source: Santa Maria Police Department

The Santa Maria Police Department Detective Bureau has been conducting a rape investigation resulting in the identification of a suspect, Michael Santana, a 32 year old resident of Santa Maria. On December 18, 2018 an arrest warrant was granted and Santana was arrested at the Santa Maria Police Department. Santana was booked in the Santa Barbara County Jail on one count of PC 261(a)(3)-Rape.

Based on information obtained during the course of the investigation, SMPD Detectives believe there may be other victims. The Santa Maria Police Department is seeking any information related to the investigation or any additional witness(es) or victim(s). Please contact the Detective Bureau at (805) 928-3781 x1261 or tips can be left anonymously at (805) 928-3781 x2677. There is also an on-line reporting system at

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Flicka Dec 20, 2018 04:34 PM
Santa Maria Man Arrested in Rape Investigation

Doesn't really matter what people "look" like. If they are decent they can have good relationships. Rape isn't so much about sex, it's the power trip they get off on. Often rapists are women haters.

Luvaduck Dec 20, 2018 04:00 PM
Santa Maria Man Arrested in Rape Investigation

I keep reminding myself that rape is about power not actually twarted desire, but every time I see pictures of guy who rape, they look like guys who'd have trouble getting---well, to avoid being crude--a steady relationship.

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