Investigators Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect
VILLA PARK, Calif. (March 18, 2016) – On Friday, March 18, 2016, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victim’s Detail investigators arrested Jared Jonah Linares, 18, Orange, following allegations he sexually assaulted two female high school students at Villa Park High School. Linares is currently a student at Villa Park High School.
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, the Villa Park High School Resource Officer obtained information about the alleged sexual assaults. The Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Detail responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. Based on information obtained during two days of investigation, investigators suspect Linares sexually assaulted two female high school students within the last year.
Based on Linares’ alleged sexual assault of two Villa Park High School students, investigators believe there may be additional victims.
On Friday, March 18, 2016, investigators returned to the Villa Park High School campus and arrested Linares for sexual assault. He was booked into the Orange County Jail.
Anyone with additional information or believes they were a victim is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Unit Sergeant Mike Tanabe at (714) 647-7418 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).
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