There have been 30 sex crimes reported to the Berkeley Police Department this year. Source:
There have been 30 sex crimes reported to the Berkeley Police Department this year. Source:

A Vallejo man has been charged with rape by use of drugs after a coworker said he had sex with her when she blacked out after celebrating her birthday in Berkeley earlier this month.

The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged Paris Kapree Anderson, 28, on Monday with rape by use of drugs in connection with the incident May 10.

According to court papers, Anderson admitted during a phone call to having sex with the woman on the side of the road in the back of his car after the birthday celebration.

The incident was listed as having taken place at 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue, between Carleton and Parker streets.

Police wrote that Anderson described the woman, during the phone call, as “so drunk that he had to carry her out of the bar.” He also said during the call, according to police, “that she was too drunk to move from the back seat into the front seat after having sex.”

Police arrested Anderson four days later at Henry’s Bar, 2600 Durant Ave., in Berkeley on May 14 at 2:05 p.m.

The “rape by use of drugs” charge is defined in court papers as having sexual intercourse with someone who “was prevented from resisting by an intoxicating, anesthetic, and controlled substance, and this condition was known, and reasonably should have been known by the defendant(s).”

A conviction would require Anderson to register for life as a sex offender.

The woman’s name was not released due to privacy laws protecting alleged victims of sexual assault.

Anderson is no longer in custody but is scheduled to enter a plea May 28 at the Wiley M. Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland, as reported Thursday in Berkeleyside’s crime blotter.

According to, a website that collects police data, there have been 30 sex crimes reported to the Berkeley Police so far this year, 17 listed as felonies and 13 as misdemeanors. Another six were reported to the University of California Police Department. Those can range from indecent exposure or sexual groping to possession of child pornography and sexual assault.

The Berkeley Police Department reported 30 rapes in its jurisdiction last year. Fourteen of those incidents were reported during the first half of the year.

According to UC Berkeley’s most recent annual security report, there were 33 forcible sexual offenses related to campus reported in 2013, 23 the prior year, and 45 in 2011. Those included incidents on campus, in student housing, off campus and on public property.

According to the Berkeley Police Department, in the annual crime report presented in March regarding the 2014 data, “Nearly all reported rapes and attempted rapes involved an acquaintance of some type.” Alcohol is also often a factor.

See the RAINN website for resources related to sexual assault. Read more about sexual assault in Berkeley in past Berkeleyside coverage.

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Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...