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Monday, Dec 17 2012 02:39 PM

Defendant accused of raping daughter refuses to leave cell for court hearing


A Bakersfield father accused of kidnapping, raping and trying to kill his daughter refused to leave his jail cell for a mental competency hearing Monday morning.

Ray Salvador Coriell's defiance forced Kern County Superior Court Judge Colette M. Humphrey to reschedule the hearing for Jan. 8. Humphrey told deputies to use reasonable force to bring Coriell to court if he again refuses to leave his cell on that date.

Coriell, 30, is charged with offenses including kidnapping to commit rape, attempted murder and sexual intercourse with a child 10 or young in connection with his July 2011 arrest.

Kern County sheriff's deputies have said Coriell took his daughter, who was seven years old at the time, and brought her to a dirt field nine miles from her central Bakersfield home. He's accused of raping her, beating her and leaving her to die underneath a couch in the field.

- The Californian

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