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Man charged with assaulting partially paralyzed grandmother in front of her two granddaughters

April 19, 2011 |  1:53 pm

A Santa Ana man was charged Tuesday with breaking into an Orange County home, hitting an invalid grandmother and performing a lewd act in front of the woman and her two young granddaughters.

Authorities say Ozro Robert Lee, 45, broke into a Garden Grove home Friday night by prying open the front door.

Once inside, Lee allegedly confronted the 59-year-old grandmother, a partially paralyzed stroke victim, and her 7- and 9-year-old granddaughters. Their names were withheld by the Orange County district attorney's office.

Lee exposed and touched himself, then struck the grandmother, according to Susan Kang Schroeder, chief of staff for the district attorney’s office.

“All three of these victims are some of the most vulnerable members of our society,” Schroeder said. “We have two young girls and a grandmother who is having difficulty with her speech and trying to recover from a serious stroke.

"This is one of the most terrifying cases imaginable, to have a stranger come into a home like this,” she said.

Lee was arrested near the home on the night of the alleged incident and was charged with first-degree burglary, assault and indecent exposure.

A district attorney’s office was scheduled to ask the judge at an arraignment hearing Tuesday afternoon to hold Lee on $100,000 bail.

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