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Man Allegedly Forces Himself in Redwood Valley Woman’s Home—Lays in Her Bed— Forcefully Touches Her, Says MCSO


The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


On 02-19-2022 at about 9:30 P.M. the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of situation in the 8000 block of East Road in Redwood Valley, California.

An adult female was home alone when she heard a knock on her door. Thinking it was one of her roommates, she opened the door slightly and was pushed back by the door being forced open.

An adult male, later identified as Adrian Herrar-Candaneda, entered the residence and went into her bedroom and got into her bed, covering himself with the bedding.

The adult female recognized Herrar-Candaneda as one of her regular customers from the restaurant where she worked, but she did not know his true name. The adult female only knew him as “Rambo” or “Adrian”.

The adult female stood outside of her bedroom and pleaded for Herrar-Candaneda to leave the residence, but he refused.

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Eventually the adult female was able to get Herrar-Candaneda to get out of her bed and leave the room, but he refused to leave the house.  Herrar-Candaneda eventually sat down in the residence and pulled the adult female onto his lap.

Herrar-Candaneda would not let the adult female off his lap and then began touching her inner thighs and the tops of her legs. The adult female believed she was about to be sexually assaulted by Herrar-Candaneda. 

It was during this time, the adult female was able to escape from Herrar-Candaneda. She used her phone to text her roommates, who then came from a nearby location. Upon their arrival, they chased Herrar-Candaneda out of the residence. 

Through the continued investigative efforts of the Deputies, Herrar-Candaneda was identified and arrested on the listed charges.

Herrar-Candaneda was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $ 20,000.00 bail.

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Matt LaFever
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I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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