Chandler man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting other women

A Chandler man is behind bars for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting several women.

The suspect, identified as Tyler Munguia, 24, appeared in court on July 1.

“You are here for a Superior Court case. Two counts of kidnapping, two counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon and 13 counts of sexual assault, a class 2 felony,” a presiding judge said.

According to court documents, at least two people were targeted. In April, Munguia allegedly sought out a prostitute and held the victim at knifepoint, bound her wrists, legs and put a bag over her head. After that, Munguia allegedly drove her home, which is located in McClintock and Ray’s neighborhood in Chandler.

Court documents allege Munguia sexually assaulted the victim and released her after a 10-hour ordeal. The victim turned himself in to police and alleged that five other prostitutes had similar incidents involving Munguia, but failed to report the crimes.

In late June, investigators said another victim came forward and reported a similar incident to police.

A cash bond of $500,000 has been set for Munguia. In court, Munguia asks the judge if the cash bond can be reduced.

“Is there a way to lower the bail? I can’t afford it,” Munguia asked.

“No, I’m not going to lower the bail,” the presiding judge said. “These are serious allegations, and it is my responsibility to protect the community.”

On July 1, we spoke with neighbors of the suspect. Although they did not want to be filmed, they said they were shocked to hear this news. They saw police cars outside their house, but never thought it would be for something like this.

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