Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Police arrest juvenile suspect from January 20th attempted rape
UPDATE: Today, Santa Ana Family Crimes Detectives arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with an attempt rape occurring on January 20th, 2013. After analyzing DNA evidence from items which fell to the ground during the confrontation between the victim’s daughter and the suspect, detectives learned the identity of the suspect’s acquaintance. That acquaintance, also a juvenile, led detectives to the suspect. In the interview with detectives, the juvenile made incriminating statements.
The 17-year-old male was booked into Juvenile Hall for Penal Code 220 (Attempt Rape).
The Santa Ana Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a sexual predator, wanted for questioning in an attempt rape. Please direct the public to call Sex Crimes Detectives at (714) 245-8378 if they witnessed the crime or can provide information about the suspect.
On Sunday, January 20th at 5:30 in the afternoon, the victim parked her car in the driveway of her home in the residential neighborhood near 1100 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana. As she exited her vehicle, the suspect approached the victim, forcefully struck her in the face and shoved her back into her vehicle, holding her down as he sexually assaulted and tore the victim’s clothing.
The victim fought her assailant by striking him, screaming and honking the car horn. This caused the victim’s adult daughter to exit the home and assist her mother. The suspect fled on foot with his skateboard into the residential neighborhood near 1000 W. 15th Street, Santa Ana. The victim’s daughter solicited the help from a passerby and confronted the suspect who was now riding his skateboard. The suspect then ran east on 15th Street out of view of the victim’s daughter.
Male, Hispanic, 15-20 years old, 5’5 to 5’7,” thin build with light acne on his face.
The suspect had a long black ponytail reaching to the middle of his back and his hair was described as “un-kept” by witnesses.
The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black “skinny” jeans.
Detectives believe the suspect may live, work, attend school or have friends in the area of northeast Santa Ana. The public is requested to call Orange County Crime Stoppers 1-855-TIP-OCCS/1-855-847-6227 or Santa Ana Police Department -Sex Crimes Detectives at (714) 245-8378 if they have any information related to this incident.