Suspect held on $375K bond in Alta Sierra rape case |

Suspect held on $375K bond in Alta Sierra rape case

Ray Sears

An Alta Sierra man arrested over the weekend on accusations he raped an acquaintance remained in custody Monday on a $375,000 bond, Nevada County Jail records state.

Ray Anthony Sears, 49, faces felony charges of kidnapping in order to commit rape and oral copulation of an unconscious victim, jail records state.

Nevada County sheriff’s deputies received a report Sept. 8 of a sexual assault in South County, said Sgt. Shane Peltzer.

The victim, a female adult, reported having been intoxicated at the time of the rape by a man Peltzer described as an acquaintance. Prior to the assault, the acquaintance reportedly carried the victim from one location to another, Peltzer said.

An investigation was opened and ultimately led to Saturday’s arrest of Sears in the 11000 block of Alta Sierra Drive, authorities said.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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