ONTARIO (AP) — A Westminster police detective and a Chino prison guard have been jailed in connection with the kidnap and rape of a 25-year-old woman who was carjacked Saturday at Ontario Mills Mall, say Ontario police officials.
Anthony Nicholas Orban, 30, has been relieved from duty pending an investigation, a department spokesman said Monday morning.
The other suspect is Jeff Thomas Jelinek, 30, an officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said Sgt. David McBride of the Ontario Police Department.
Ontario Police Deputy Chief John Evans says Orban abducted a 24-year-old restaurant employee as she left work Saturday at Ontario Mills Mall.
The woman was forced to drive to Baseline Road and park in a commercial complex east of Interstate 15 in Fontana, according to Ontario police Sgt. David McBride.
Orban then “forced the victim to disrobe and then brutally raped her at gunpoint,” Ontario police said in a statement.
The gunman then fled — leaving his gun — and the woman summoned Fontana police.
During the investigation police discovered the gun was actually a service revolver registered to Orban.
It was later determined that Orban telephoned Jelinek, who picked up Orban in Fontana and drove him back to the Ontario Mills parking lot, police said.
Orban, a 5-year-member of Westminster Police Department, was being held at West Valley Detention Center for investigation of kidnap, rape and false imprisonment, jail records show.
His bail is $1 million.
Jeff Jelenek is a 4-year member of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation assigned to the California Institution for Men in Chino.
He is being held on suspicion of carjacking and conspiracy.
His bail is $250,000.
Detectives are concerned that there may be other victims.
They are asking that anyone who has information to contact the Ontario Police Department at 909-395-2908.