Ventura assault kidnapping, assault: Suspect photo released

VENTURA, Calif.

Officers responded to the Ventura County Medical Center regarding a sexual assault around 11 a.m.

During the investigation, officers learned David Romero forced his way inside the victim's home located on Faulkner Drive around 5:30 a.m.

Once inside, Romero then battered the victim, forced the victim into her own vehicle and drove her to a second location where he sexually assaulted her.

Police say Romero then drove the victim to the hospital before fleeing.

The victim was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Romero and the victim knew each other.

The suspect has a felony warrant for violation of probation on criminal threats and stalking charges.

Anyone with information on Romero's whereabouts was urged to contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 650 2013.

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