Men arrested in 2021 rape of drugged victim at Wildomar home

WILDOMAR, Calif., — Authorities say a months-long investigation into the alleged rape of a drugged woman in Wildomar has culminated in the arrest of two men.

Official records indicate the alleged rape happened at a private residence in the 22000 block of Country Hills Drive, northeast of Lemon and Orange streets, last September.


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During their subsequent lengthy investigation, Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station investigators identified 22-year-old, Jacob Emery Stutzman, from Murrieta, and 23-year-old, Mario Samuel Lopez-Suazo, of Wildomar, as the pair the victim claimed sexually assaulted her, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Julio Olguin.

As their investigation continued, on Wednesday, March 9, Lake Elsinore Station investigators and Special Enforcement Team members located both Stutzman and Lopez-Suazo at their respective residences.

A months-long rape investigation that began last year led to the arrest of two men yesterday afternoon. RSO booking photos

Jail records indicate Stutzman was taken into custody at his Murrieta residence on Sarasota Springs Place, while Lopez-Suazo was apprehended at his Wildomar home on Country Hills Road.

Both were detained without incident and were transported to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station to be interviewed, according to Olguin.

After being interviewed, both Stutzman and Lopez-Suazo were arrested and later booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of raping a drugged victim and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Records indicate both men remain in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail or bond.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Rodriguez at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number WI212470005 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS), which act as stringer-news providers for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.