On April 30, 2022, at about 10:30 PM, Santa Ana Police officers responded to the 1600 block of North Ross after a woman reported she was kidnapped and raped.
The victim, a 40-year-old woman, told police she was standing in front of her complex when Juan Aguilar Garcia, a 30-year-old resident of Santa Ana approached her and asked for directions to a nearby gas station. As the victim began to give directions, Garcia covered the victim’s mouth then picked her up and carried her to a nearby vacant house. The victim screamed and fought Garcia but was unable to break free.
Garcia forced the victim into the vacant house where he sexually assaulted the victim. The victim fought back and was able to escape. She ran home and immediately called the police. The victim directed officers to the house where Garcia sexually assaulted her.
Officers located Garcia inside the vacant house and arrested him. Garcia was booked at the Orange County Jail on several sexual assault-related charges and his bail has been set at $1,000,000.00.
Santa Ana Police Department detectives believe there could be additional victims. Detectives are asking for anyone with information to contact Detective Jorge Garcia at 714-245-8732, firstname.lastname@example.org or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.