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A 58-year-old Selah man is being accused of abducting and raping a woman late last month.

The man made a preliminary appearance Monday in Yakima County Superior Court. He’s facing possible charges of first-degree rape, indecent liberties with force and kidnapping.

On July 30, a woman was walking along West Naches Avenue near Crusher Canyon Road about 10 p.m. when she was forced into a pickup that pulled up, according to a probable cause affidavit by police.

The man drove to a nearby parking lot, where he attempted to force the woman to give him oral sex, the affidavit said.

The woman resisted, and the man drove her to his residence, handcuffed her and raped her, the affidavit said.

The man released her the next morning, after she told him she had family members who worked for the Yakima Police Department, the affidavit said.

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