Man arrested for rape at a Novato hotel

December 11, 2008 9:55:18 PM PST
Novato police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 26-year-old Novato woman at the Inn Marin hotel in Novato earlier this month.

John Ryan Dillingham, 25, a painter, was booked into Marin County jail early this morning on six felony charges including rape by force, sodomy by force, false imprisonment and sexual battery.

Sgt. Keith Heiden said the alleged sexual assault happened Friday night at the inn at 250 Entrada Drive. The woman suffered minor injuries, Heiden said.

Dillingham, a painter, was arrested at his home at 975 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the jail booking log. He is being held under $150,000 bail.

Police did not disclose whether Dillingham knew the woman.