MAN FACES TRIAL FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN AFTER DRAGGING HER INTO BUSHES NEAR PARK WALKING TRAIL

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 09CF1318







September 23, 2011

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
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MAN FACES TRIAL FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN AFTER DRAGGING HER INTO BUSHES NEAR PARK WALKING TRAIL

 

SANTA ANA – A man faces trial Monday for dragging a woman into the bushes near a park walking trail and sexually assaulting her. Alfredo Fraga, 23, Orange, is charged with two felony counts of sexual penetration by foreign object by force and a sentencing enhancement allegation for kidnapping in the commission of a sexual offense. If convicted, Fraga faces a maximum sentence of 30 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-37, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

 

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on May 25, 2009, then-58-year-old Jane Doe was walking alone on a trail in Esplanade Park in an unincorporated area of Santa Ana. Fraga is accused of grabbing the victim by her waist and dragging her into nearby bushes next to the trail. He is accused of sexually assaulting the victim by putting his hands down her pants and digitally penetrating the victim. Jane Doe screamed and struggled to get away, but was unable to free herself from Fraga.

 

A bystander nearby and a passing motorist stopped and rushed to help Jane Doe. Fraga is accused of attempting to flee the scene. The motorist, an off-duty Orange County Sheriff’s deputy and several witnesses observed the defendant attempting to flee, chased after him, and detained him.  

 

Deputy District Attorney Keith Burke of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 

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