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Orange man found guilty in sexual attack at park

October 5, 2011 |  3:03 pm

Photo: Alfredo Fraga. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department Jurors found an Orange man guilty Wednesday of dragging a woman into the bushes at a park and sexually assaulting her.

Alfredo Fraga, 23, was convicted of two felony counts in the attack with an enhancement allegation of kidnapping in the commission of a sexual offense.

He faces a maximum of 30 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced Dec 2.

The 58-year-old victim was walking alone on a trail at Esplanade Park in an unincorporated area of Santa Ana in 2009 when Fraga grabbed her by the waist and dragged her into nearby bushes.

As he sexually assaulted her, the woman screamed and struggled to get away but was unable to free herself. A passing motorist and a bystander eventually stopped to help as Fraga attempted to flee.

The motorist, an off-duty Orange County sheriff’s deputy, and several witnesses chased Fraga and captured him.

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Photo: Alfredo Fraga

Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department

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