Thu. Jun 8th, 2023

Christopher Eduard, a 53-year-old man accused of exposing himself to a 9-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her at an Irvine public library last week, was arrested yet again on Tuesday for allegedly groping an 11-year-old girl inside a Target store in Irvine, on May 24, 2021, according to the Irvine Police Department.

Eduard was arrested at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of sexual battery of a second victim, an 11-year-old. He was out on bail at the time. This latest incident occurred at the Target at 13200 Jamboree Road.

Eduard allegedly followed the girl into the Target store and approached her after she walked away from her family. Eduard then approached her from behind, in a store aisle, and groped her. The girl ran off and told her family while Eduard took off in a green Kia Soul.

Eduard was originally arrested last Friday after an alleged sexual assault of a 9-year-old at the Orange County Public Libraries Irvine Heritage Park branch in the children’s section. He reportedly asked the girl to help him film a video on his phone. The suspect then gave her cue cards to read aloud from and during the incident exposed himself and assaulted her.

The girl’s mother was at the library during the time of the sexual assault but was not with the girl during the assault.

Irvine police detectives found Eduard after looking over surveillance footage. He was arrested near his L.A. home, where they found evidence that linked him to the crime.

Eduard was booked into the OC Jail on Friday but he was released the next night after he posted bond.

Will Eduard be able to bail himself out again?

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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