Camas man accused of raping woman at May party

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A Camas man appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of sneaking into an acquaintance's bedroom and raping her after a night of partying May 11.

Diego Alonzo Nunez, 28, faces a charge of second-degree rape at his Sept. 13 arraignment.

Judge David Gregerson held him on $50,000 bail and appointed Vancouver law firm Grecco Downs to defend him.

The alleged victim, 24, and a female friend went to a party at an apartment in Vancouver, where a male friend was staying for the weekend. Nunez was also at the party, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. During the evening, Nunez made advances toward the alleged victim, which she rejected, the affidavit says.

Later on, the affidavit says, the two women decided to stay the night at the apartment because they were tired and had consumed alcohol.

The alleged victim went to sleep alone in an upstairs bedroom. Her female friend checked on her and saw her sleeping alone. About 20 minutes later, the friend checked on the woman again and saw Nunez on the bed, zipping up his pants, according to the affidavit. The woman was crying, the friend said in the affidavit. Nunez left the room, and the alleged victim told her friend that she was experiencing pain from rape, the affidavit says.

Vancouver police said they were unable to reach Nunez after an initial phone call. A warrant was issued for his arrest in early August.