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Reidsville man wanted for holding woman captive 7 days, raping her

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Jessie James Sanchez

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Police are searching for a man accused of keeping a woman captive for a week and assaulting her both physically and sexually.

In the evening hours of Oct. 16, the Reidsville Police Department received a call from the victim requesting to speak to officers in the area of Barnes Street and U.S. 29.

The victim told police she had been held captive in her residence for the past seven days while the suspect sexually and physically abused her.

The suspect has been identified as Jessie James Sanchez, 19, of Reidsville. Detectives have obtained felony warrants for arrest for kidnapping, assault by strangulation, first-degree rape and breaking and entering.

Anyone with information on Sanchez’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683.