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Man suspected of sexually assaulting O.C. girls for decades arrested

May 8, 2016

A Las Vegas man suspected of sexually assaulting girls for decades in Huntington Beach and possibly other Orange County cities has been arrested, authorities said Friday.

Martin Rodriguez Garcia, 49, was taken into custody Thursday in Las Vegas through a joint effort with the Huntington Beach and Las Vegas Metropolitan police departments.

Garcia is suspected of committing “numerous” sexual assaults on girls from 1990 through 2011; most of the assaults are believed to have occurred in Huntington Beach, police said.

Authorities have not released the number of alleged victims or their association with Garcia, but said they were most likely between ages 5 and 15 and living in Huntington Beach or other Orange County cities at the time.

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying possible additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jeff Goodspeed at (714) 375-5066.

Garcia is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges that include aggravated sexual assault of a child and lewd or lascivious acts with a minor.


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