September 3 2008
The San Francisco Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a violent sexual assault suspect. Horacio Candia Jr., is an ex-San Francisco Fire Department firefighter who, in order to facilitate his encounters with women, has shown them his badge. He then sexually assaults them, using physical violence.
The most recent occurrence was on August 22 near 16th Street and Carolina. In this incident the victim managed to escape from his vehicle and call police.
A $500,000 warrant has been issued for Candia's arrest. He is charged with three counts of forced oral copulation, one count of sexual battery, one count of making terrorist threats, and one count of false imprisonment.
Candia is a Filipino male, 48 years old, 5' 5 , 160 lbs., brown eyes, with a shaved head. He may be driving a green four-door 2001 Mitsubishi Diamonte, California license 5GSH121, or the vehicle may display paper plates.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sex Crimes Detail, 553-1361, or if anyone sees him to call 9-1-1.
A photograph of Candia is posted below and a picture of a vehicle matching the above discription.
For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs Office
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850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103