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Advisory: Santa Ana Police Arrest Couple for Sexual Assault of Family member under the age of 10

Santa Ana Police Arrest Couple for Sexual Assault of Family member under the age of 10

Arrested:

1.Nazario Enrique Cruz-Sanchez (40) Santa Ana (Pictured Above)
2.Estela Garcia (28) Santa Ana (Pictured Below)



Details:

Initial investigation 3/16/2012 Officers were contacted by school officials at Heritage Elementary reference a lewd act upon a child investigation. The victim a 9 year old female confided in a friend that she was being sexually assaulted by a family member. The friend concerned reported the allegations to school staff. The staff contacted the victim and confirmed the allegations. The school Principal contacted the Police Department.

Investigation revealed the victim was being sexually assaulted by two adults who reside in the same residence as the victim. Suspect Nazario Enrique Cruz-Sanchez was arrested for the sexual assaults while Estela Garcia the victim’s family member was arrested for the active encouragement and participation in the acts. Both suspects were booked into the Santa Ana Police Jail.

1.Lewd or Lascivious acts with a child under 14
2.Continuous sexual abuse of child
3.Oral copulation with person under 16 years
4.Willful cruelty to child with possible injury or death
5.Sexual intercourse or sodomy with child 10 years of age or younger

Case was turned over to the District Attorney who has filed three counts of PC 288.7(a) engage in sexual intercourse or sodomy with child under 10. And three counts of PC 288.7(b) Oral copulation or sexual penetration with child under age of 10 for both suspects Cruz-Sanchez and Garcia.

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Sent by Santa Ana Police Department, 60 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701

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