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Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Carrie Braun, 714.647.1848, CBraun@ocsd.org
Suspect Arrested for Sexual Assault
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (September 25, 2015) – On Thursday, September 24, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sean Salaber, 22, Riverside, in connection with an attempted rape and assault with a deadly weapon on a 23 year-old female. Salaber was arrested in a residential neighborhood near Kite Hill Drive and Becard Drive, approximately one-quarter mile from the Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park where the alleged assault occurred.
On Thursday, September 24, 2015, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a female victim who was threatened with a handgun at the Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park near Alicia Parkway and Aliso Creek Road. The female victim reported that while running on the trails, Salaber tackled her from behind, held a handgun to her head and sexually groped her. The victim screamed for help; however, Salaber ordered her to be quiet while holding a gun to her head. During the struggle, Salaber was scared off by bystander’s response to the victim’s screams for help. Continue reading