Nampa man arrested, charged with rape and burglary

Posted at 4:12 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 06:41:07-04

A Nampa man was arrested and charged with rape and burglary on Wednesday.

On July 31, 2018, Nampa Police received a report of a rape that occurred at a residence near West Roosevelt Avenue and Midland Boulevard. According to Nampa police, the incident happened on July 29, 2018, just after midnight.

Police reported that the suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door without permission and raped a woman who was sleeping in her bedroom.

The suspect was identified as Joshua A. Hays, a 36-year-old Nampa resident. Hays was charged with rape and burglary, and he is currently in the Canyon County Jail.

Nampa Police detectives are now investigating the possibility of other victims. If anyone has had a similar incident with Hays, please call the Nampa Police Department at 208-465-2257, to speak to an officer and file a report.