Tuesday May 06 2008
Tahoe man arrested on rape charges
By: Jenna Nielsen, Journal Staff Writer
A Tahoe City man remains in an Auburn jail on $1 million bail for 10 charges related to the rape of a 15-year-old girl. Kenneth Rockwell Seymour, 55, was arrested at his Dollar Point home April 26, the morning after the alleged rape occurred. The crime was reported to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department by a 911 call from a family member of the victim. Seymour, who also resides part-time in Nevada, provided the victim with alcohol and then proceeded to have unlawful sex with her, according to Placer County Sheriff’s officials. Charges against Seymour include two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, one count of oral copulation with a victim under the age of 18, two counts of sexual intercourse with an intoxicated victim, two counts of an adult having sex with a victim under the age of 16, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (supplying alcohol) and two counts of sexual penetration when the victim is prevented from resisting. Detective Sgt. Corie Qullinan said she could not elaborate on whether the victim and the suspect knew each other or if there were any injuries because the investigation is ongoing.