Susan Kang Schroeder,Chief of Staff Office:714-347-8408 Cell:714-292-2718
Michelle Van Der Linden,Spokesperson Office:714-347-8405 Cell:714-323-4486
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 17HF1025
Date: August 9, 2017
OCDA SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICITMS OF A MAN ACCUSED OF FORCIBLY RAPING TWO TEENAGERS IN SANTA ANA AND SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a man who is accused of forcibly raping and sexually assaulting two teenagers in Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano.
Alejandro Hernandez Garcia, 41, San Juan Capistrano
Sodomy by force
Rape by use of drug
(2) Sexual penetration by foreign object
(2) Forcible oral copulation
Substantial risk of harm to the victim
98 years to life in state prison
Mandatory sex offender registration pursuant to PC 290
Aug. 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana
Bail: $1 million
Circumstances of the Case:
On or about July 13, 2016, Garcia is accused of approaching 16-year-old Jane Doe 1 in a residential neighborhood in the city of San Juan Capistrano.
Jane Doe 1 knew the defendant only as “Tiburon,” a nickname which means “shark” in Spanish.
The defendant is accused of pulling Jane Doe 1 into a garage, locking the door, and sexually assaulting the victim.
On the evening of Aug.18, 2016, the defendant is accused of contacting 19-year-old Jane Doe 2, who was lost in the city of Santa Ana.
The defendant is accused of providing Jane Doe 2 with an alcoholic beverage which, unknown to the victim, contained an illegal drug. Garcia is further accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe 2 in the backseat of his car.
On July 30, 2017, Garcia is accused of returning to Jane Doe 1’s neighborhood in San Juan Capistrano.
Jane Doe 1 saw the defendant and identified him as the man who sexually assaulted her, and contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD).
Santa Ana Police Department and OCSD conducted a joint investigation and OCSD arrested Garcia on Aug. 1, 2017.
The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCDA Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman 714-347-8794.
Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Heidi Garrel of the Sexual Assault Unit.