Police identify sexual assault suspect

The Hollister Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating a sexual assault suspect from an incident that occurred in October 2017.

In late 2017, a victim checked themselves into Hazel Hawkins Hospital and reported that they were sexually assaulted in downtown Hollister. Police detectives were able to determine the date and time of the incident, and isolate pertinent footage from the event from the city’s downtown surveillance system.

Sexual assault suspect from surveillance video on October 27, 2017

Police released pictures to the public on January 11, 2018 with a request for assistance in identifying the suspect. After release of the photographs, two separate sources came forward with information indicating that Cory Dean Daughtery, 31 of Fresno, was the subject pictured. Detectives worked with the victim, who was able to provide enough information to obtain a warrant for Daughtery’s arrest on January 18.

Prior booking photo of suspect Cory Dean Daughtery, 31 of Fresno, provided by Hollister Police Department

The warrant is for rape and other charges, with Daughtery’s bail set at $130,000. Additionally, Daughtery current has a no bail warrant for a parole violation. His whereabouts are unknown, is believed to be transient, and he may have left the Hollister area.

Members of the public are encouraged to call police if they see Cory Daughtery or have information of his whereabouts. The Hollister Police Department would like to thank those community members who came forward to rally behind a victim and help identify the alleged suspect in this case.

Anyone with information regarding Cory Dean Daughtery’s whereabouts are requested to contact the Hollister Police Department at (831) 636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.

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