Alameda Police Department investigators are working to untangle a complicated story of alleged rape and attempted fraud that unfolded Satuday morning at the Rodeway Inn and Suites, 1925 Webster St.
According to APD Sgt. Waylon Gee, police officers were initially called to investigate a possible scam or theft, but one of the victims, a Union City woman in her 30s, then told police she had also been raped during the encounter.
The woman met or traveled to Alameda with three suspects, a man and two women, who reportedly told the victim that they were family violence case workers and needed to perform a medical exam, police said. The victim told police she was then raped by the male suspect.
The suspects also phoned the victim's husband and attempted to get personal and financial information from him, Gee said. The husband, also from Union City, traveled to Alameda and reported the incident to police as a scam, Gee said.
The woman victim is undergoing medical treatment at an area hospital, but her injuries are not life-threatening, Gee said. Her husband was not injured.
The suspects have been identified but not arrested to date, and the investigation is continuing, Gee said.