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Security Guard Faces Life in Prison for Alleged Sexual Assault and Kidnapping

Man allegedly raped a woman, threatened her immigration status and kidnapped her.

A Pacifica man faces life in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting and kidnapping a woman who worked in the same building as him. 

Raymond Nygard, 29, who worked for the Redwood Security Company at an Electronic Arts store in Redwood City, faces one count of sexual assault and one count of kidnapping for allegedly sexually assaulting on three occasions a woman who worked for a cleaning service at the same store, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. 

Nygard allegedly forced the woman to engage in oral copulation, raped her after threatening to have her fired if she did not comply with his demands, and threatened her immigration status, said Wagstaffe. 

On the last occasion, said Wagstaffe, Nygard picked the victim up and took her into another room in the retail complex they worked in and sexually assaulted her.

The victim reported the incidents four days later and Redwood City Police arrested Nygard. 

A pretrial conference for the case is set for 1:30p.m. today, with Judge Lisa Novak presiding. The jury trial is set for June 6.

Nygard is in custody on $750,000 bail, said Wagstaffe.

carolyn R. June 04, 2011 at 11:08 PM
Finally the victim reported this monster! What is wrong with rent-a-cops? Seems many years ago a security guard at Carolan's mansion sexually assaulted, kidnapped and killed one girl and another just barely survived the ordeal. It seems that some "security guards" try to assert a false sense of athority and power just because they have a badge and uniform but do not have what it takes to be a real officer of the law. Much deeper screening is needed for these people in these types of positions.
Chris January 11, 2013 at 01:08 AM
That was an absurdly stupid comment. There is story after story of "real" cops as you call them doing unbelievably bad stuff every single day. It's rare that you read these types of stories about Security Guards. And Guards out number Police Officers probably 10 to 1.
TGD January 11, 2013 at 01:18 AM
"Much deeper screening is needed for these people in these types of positions." Wouldn't the same apply for the clergy?

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