Police Release Image Believed to be of Santa Ana Child Rapist's Car

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As part of the investigation into last month's child rape that has rocked Santa Ana, the police department released an artist rendering of the attacker and later a generic photograph of the type of vehicle he was seen driving.

Now, the Santa Ana Police Department has released an image of what detectives believe was the actual car used in the crime.

The photograph unveiled Friday, which was pulled from surveillance video, shows a 1999-2000 Honda 2-door Civic EX or SI with a sunroof, tinted windows, stock alloy rims and a stock spoiler.

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Courtesy of Santa Ana Police Department
A 6-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were playing outside apartments in the 1400 block of South Townsend near Edinger Avenue between 6-6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, when that car pulled up.

A heavy-set Latino in his 30s to 40s and standing 5 feet 7 got out and walked over the children, holding out a piece of paper he said was for the girl's mother. He then grabbed her, pulled her into the Honda and drove south on Townsend before turning onto Edinger.

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