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Dustin Lee Morgan

Santa Ana Police Department


*This case is a 2008 cold case linked through DNA

SANTA ANA – A man is scheduled to be arraigned Monday for entering the home of a girl under 10 years old and sexually assaulting her while she was asleep in her bed. Dustin Lee Morgan, 36, Texarkana, Texas, is charged with one felony count of performing lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old, one felony count of sexual penetration of a child under 10-years-old and a sentencing enhancement allegation for performing lewd acts on a child under 14 during the commission of a burglary. If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2008, the defendant is accused of breaking into the Santa Ana home of Jane Doe. Jane Doe is under the age of 10. Morgan is accused of walking into Jane Doe’s bedroom while she was sleeping. The defendant is accused of pushing the victim’s face down after she woke up and covering Jane Doe’s mouth to prevent her from making any noise. The defendant is accused of keeping his hand over the victim’s mouth while sexually assaulted her.

Morgan is accused of fleeing the residence through a sliding glass door from the victim’s bedroom to the balcony after Jane Doe had screamed. Jane Doe’s family members contacted the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) that night and SAPD began investigating this case.

In February 2015, SAPD’s Family Crimes Unit conducted a further DNA analysis of evidence recovered from the 2008 crime scene, and linked Morgan to the crime. On March 26, 2015, Morgan was arrested by the United States Marshalls Service in Texarkana, Texas.

On March 31, 2015, Morgan extradited back to Orange County.

Deputy District Attorney Lesley Young of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.


By Editor

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

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