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Detectives have booked 30 year old Fabian Ornelas of Fresno into the Fresno County Jail on the following felony charges:  Kidnapping, false imprisonment, attempted rape, probation violation and other charges related to sexual assault.

His total bail was set at $243,500.  His has since posted bond and been released from jail.

Early Saturday morning, patrol deputies responded to a home on the 3900 block of Santa Fe (Palm & Dakota) in Fresno regarding a kidnapping and attempted rape that had just occurred. Detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit were immediately requested and assisted on the call.

In this particular case, Fabian used the social media dating site Tinder to entice a woman into meeting up with him. Fabian is known to use the profile name “Dominick.”  After making a match with the woman online, Fabian arranged to meet with her in person.  After spending some time together, the victim attempted to leave, but Fabian forced himself on her and attempted to rape her.  The woman was able to break free during the middle of the assault and fled the area.  She then called the Sheriff’s Office to make a report.

Detectives served a search warrant at Fabian’s home and they developed leads showing Fabian may have committed similar crimes in the past. If you feel you are a potential victim or if you have additional information about Fabian Ornelas that could help the investigation, please contact Sergeant Chad Stokes at (559) 600-8144.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that resources are available to the victims of sexual assault. Rape Counseling Service (RCS Fresno) https://rcsfresno.org/ has advocates and therapeutic services available to victims. A 24 hours Crisis Line is also available at (559) 222-7273.  

Fabian Ornelas
Tinder profile picture as "Dominick"

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
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