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Sacramento man arrested in rape, robbery case

John Zeigler
John Zeigler Sacramento Police Department

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman in south Sacramento earlier this month.

John Zeigler, 19, was arrested Tuesday and has been booked into county jail on suspicion of felony charges including kidnapping, robbery, rape, oral copulation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to an emailed statement from Bryce Heinlein, a spokesman for Sacramento police.

The felony charges stemmed from a robbery at an apartment complex near Mack Road that was reported to Sacramento police just past midnight on June 4, Heinlein said.

Officers contacted the female victim and found that a male suspect, who was armed with a knife, had approached her as she was walking through the complex. After stealing the victim’s cellphone and sexually assaulting her, the attacker fled on foot, according to police.

Heinlein said investigators do not suspect Zeigler assaulted others and believe the assault was an isolated incident. Forensic evidence led to Zeigler’s arrest, according to Officer Traci Trapani.

Zeigler is in custody with a bail set at $1 million, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. His next scheduled court date is Wednesday.