Teen girl raped over 5 days and beaten with tire iron

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Eddie Perez
Eddie Perez, 19, is seen in this photo provided by the Hanford Police Officers' Association.

FRESNO, Calif. -- Authorities in Hanford are looking for a man who is accused of beating and raping a 16-year-old girl.

Hanford police responded to a car on East Malone Street near North 10th Avenue on Friday for a domestic violence call. When they arrived, officers say they learned the teenage girl was struck several times with a tire iron and raped over the course of five days.

Police say the victim was so badly injured that she lost the use of her legs and couldn't leave the vehicle. A passerby heard her screaming and called police. The victim was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery.

Detectives are still looking for the suspect, who they have identified as 19-year-old Eddie Perez. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Hanford Police Department.