Sexual assault suspect wanted

OCEANSIDE — An Oceanside woman reported she was kidnapped and attacked on April 17 by a man known to her, 46-year-old Celedonio Verde.
The victim said Verde was armed and forced her into his vehicle in the 200 block of Evergreen Parkway. She added that he repeatedly threatened to do her bodily harm and then took her to another Oceanside residence where she was sexually assaulted and later let go.
Verde is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 165 pounds, with short black hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and denim jeans.
Verde has made threats to harm himself.
If you see him or you know his whereabouts, you are asked to call Oceanside police at (760) 435-4911, or Detective Josh Morris at (760) 435-4905.


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