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Santa Ana Police Department



Advisory: DETECTIVES ARE REQUIRING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECT IN LEWD AND LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH A MINOR 14 YEARS OR YOUNGER

Location of Occurrence: Cabrillo Park, 1820 E Fruit St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Suspect Description: Male Hispanic, 5’06”-5’08”, 160-170 lbs., short black hair, brown eyes, short beard, wearing white button-up shirt, blue/gray shorts, black belt w/ silver buckle. *** The suspect did not appear to be transient and only spoke Spanish.***

Synopsis: On 11/24/18, at approximately 1 a.m., a 14-year-old female victim sat on bench at Cabrillo Park when the suspect sat next to her. The suspect made small talk, which made the victim uncomfortable. As the victim attempted to walk away, the suspect brandished a knife and ordered her back to the bench. The suspect used physical force and verbal threats to keep the victim on the bench and proceeded to sexually assault her. The victim sustained multiple visible injuries from the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Lopez at (714) 245-8542 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS

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Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

One thought on “The SAPD is looking for a suspect who sexually assaulted a child at Cabrillo Park”
  1. A 14 year old girl should not be alone in a bench in a dark park at 1 A.M.! In the morning! It’s just asking for something like this to happen. I’m seeking permission to conduct a reconnaissance mission in order to attempt to identify the suspect/ and or other possible threats in the area including transients and drug addicts.

    Former Marine
    Hope to contact M. Lopez or be contacted, in or to receive permission for a small over night operation.

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