Man pleads no contest to Paso Robles rape and carjacking

November 25, 2013
Edson Tapia

Edson Tapia

A 21-year-old San Ardo man pled no contest last week to charges of carjacking a teen from a gas station in Paso Robles and later raping her.

Edson Salazar Tapia faces 25 years to life in prison for the crime.

At about 8:30 p.m. on June 21, Tapia and another man accosted the 19-year-old woman at a gas station on Niblick Road in Paso Robles. The men then coerced the woman to drive them to San Ardo.

After they arrived in San Ardo, the other man left the vehicle before Tapia raped the teen at gun point.

The victim was able to escape from the vehicle before Tapia fled in her car.

Tapia’s sentencing is set for Jan. 24 in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.



This is the kind of mofo that deserves to be shot on the spot and be deposited in the

Arizona desert for daws to peck at.


They all come here to work. Ha Ha. Rape is like murder, this poor girl will be tramatized for her entire life. She has been robbed of a normal happy life by these Aholes. Death penalty for these scumbags.