Kern County Jury Convicts Man of Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

A Kern County jury has found a man guilty of kidnapping his girlfriend and sexually assaulting her.

Martin Cazares, 37, faces 30 years to life in when he’s sentenced next month.

The jury on Thursday convicted him of two counts of rape with the use of a deadly weapon, kidnapping and making criminal threats.

Authorities say Cararez assaulted his victim over a period of several days last November.

-Jeff Lemucchi