ROSEMEAD — Detectives arrested a Monterey Park man Thursday on suspicion of raping and drugging a woman at a Rosemead motel, authorities said.
Ming He, 27, was booked on suspicion of rape by use of drugs and possession of ketamine, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Kim said in a written statement.
The woman called authorities Thursday after waking up undressed in a motel room in Rosemead, Kim said.
“She told deputies that she remembered going to a night club in Los Angeles the night before with a co-worker, but she did not recall anything after that. She felt that she had been raped,” The sergeant said.
Kim declined to say where exactly the alleged assault took place, “due to the sensitive nature of this investigation.”
Surveillance video at the motel showed He, “carrying the nearly unconscious victim into a room.” Kim said. “Suspect He later left the room by himself. Several hours later, the victim left the room at which time she called the Sheriff’s Department for help.
“During the investigation, Suspect He called the victim and admitted that he had drugged her with ketamine, known as a “date rape drug,” and had sexual intercourse with her. He also offered to pay her money if she agreed to go away alone for several weeks until things settled down.”
Investigators arrested He Thursday night when he arrived at a parking lot near Garfield and Garvey avenues in Monterey Park, where he thought he was going to “discuss the matter” with the woman, Kim said.
According to sheriff’s officials and booking records, He was released from jail early Saturday after posting $100,000 bail.