A Riverside, Calif. man was booked in the Klamath County Jail Wednesday on a 2010 warrant for allegedly raping, strangling and assaulting a female Klamath Falls victim.
Marco Cesar Rodriguez-Morales, 53, is charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree assault and strangulation.
Court records show Rodriguez-Morales’ alleged victim was known to him. In 2010, the victim told police she was abused and raped by Rodriguez over a two-month period.
The victim told police Rodriguez also broke her pinky finger and threatened to break her china cabinet. She said Rodriguez strangled her for three to five seconds and she told him to stop.
Rodriguez was booked in the Riverside County, Calif., jail on Jan. 2. He was extradited to the Klamath County jail where he is now held on $115,000 bail.
Rodriguez also had 2007 warrants out for manufacture of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, delivery of methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of methamphetamine.
Rodriguez has a hearing scheduled for Jan. 24 in front of Judge Dan Bunch.