L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Orange man found guilty in sexual attack at park

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.

ALSO:

Ex-model who ate husband's body parts still a threat, D.A. says

Two mountain lions spotted on front lawn of Sierra Madre home

Ex-boyfriend headed to court in fatal stabbing of high school girl

-- Richard Winton

twitter.com/lacrimes

Photo: Alfredo Fraga

Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: