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Charges against accused Halloween rapist have been filed

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Charges have been filed against the man accused of raping a woman on Halloween at a Valley truck stop.

Michael Stanford, 41, was arrested on Friday. He was found in Kern County.

The rape happened last Monday night at the Hillcrest Travel Plaza near Avenal.

Several employees and the victim say they saw Stanford and another man at the truck stop before the attack.

Investigators are still looking the second man wanted for questioning -- so far he has not been identified.

Authorities believe he acted as a lookout while Stanford committed the crime.

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