Two More Sex Assault Victims Come Forward in Santa Ana

Two more women came forward Wednesday, saying they were also victims of a man wanted for sexually assaulting women in Santa Ana.

Police have released surveillance footage hoping to identify a man believed to be linked to at least three other sex assaults in Orange County.

One of the women who was attacked is speaking out because she is worried about who might be next.

She said she was approached at Raitt Street and McFadden Avenue. NBC4 is not identifying the woman.

“He was like ‘Hey, what's your name?’ and I'm like, ‘Oh, don't worry about it,’” she said. “He was like, ‘I'm Victor,’ ‘Oh, that's good for you.’ ‘So are you single?’ ‘No, married.’”

The pair were walking through a parking lot outside LA Fitness on Bristol Street. The woman initially thought the man was walking quickly toward his car. She was wrong.

Surveillance video shows the suspect almost chasing after her. She said she initially didn't see him, but felt him close behind. Then she got to her car and stopped.

“So when I turned around, he grabbed me from behind. He grabbed my bottom. I turned around and said ‘What did you do? You’re not supposed to do that,’” she recounted.

Police said the man is Hispanic about 5 feet six inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He was wearing a distinctive T-shirt with the letters B.L.V.D.

There have been five reported assaults since September, all within a few miles of each other.

“In two other cases, he's far more aggressive. He started grabbing and groping and pinning the victims against the wall,” said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, spokesman for the Santa Ana Police Department.

This woman who spoke to NBC4 said she might have made her own luck by screaming and getting angry with the suspect. She is worried about what might happen if he remains on the loose.

“He's very pushy. He might push somebody else to other things,” she said.

Anyone with information on the attacker is encouraged to call detectives at (714) 245-8542 or Orange County Crime Stoppers 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

Contact Us