Santa Maria teen allegedly kidnaps girl, tries to rape her

An 18-year-old Santa Maria man is in jail after he allegedly assaulted, kidnapped and attempted to rape a 15-year-old acquaintance on Wednesday. B

Shortly after 2 p.m., Nicholas Padilla was driving in the 2600 block of W. Main Street in Santa Maria with the girl when he stopped his car and began striking the girl with his hands. Read More …