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Man faces charges in 2006 park rape

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

A man who’s been incarcerated in Texas faces charges in Clark County Superior Court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old who was found unconscious in Vancouver’s Evergreen Park in 2006.

Martin Carrillo Piz, 44, has been jailed on suspicion of third-degree rape of a child and second-degree rape.

Judge Suzan Clark set Carrillo Piz’s bail at $100,000 during a first appearance hearing. An arraignment hearing was scheduled for Dec. 31.

Court records say Carrillo Piz has been taken into the temporary custody of Clark County through an agreement with authorities in Big Spring, Texas, where he was being housed at Big Spring Correctional Center. The agreement does not indicate why Carrillo Piz was being held there.

On March 5, a Vancouver Police Department detective was assigned to investigate the rape case after the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab tested swabs from a sexual assault exam and entered the results into the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS, a national DNA database created and maintained by the FBI, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The male DNA tested from the exam came up as a match for Carrillo Piz, according to the affidavit.

An initial report taken in July 2006, along with the exam, said the victim was discovered at Evergreen Park, 3500 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., “passed out and highly intoxicated with her underwear on backwards,” the affidavit says.

Police also reported at the time that the female victim was partially exposed, the belt loops on her pants were ripped and there were stains on her clothing. The victim reported being in pain and her left wrist was bruised, according to the affidavit.

Carrillo Piz would have been 30 years old during the alleged attack; the girl was 15, according to the affidavit.

Senior Deputy Prosecutor James Smith said there is no evidence indicating Carrillo Piz knew the victim.


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