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Sex Offender Arrested for Assaulting and Attempting to Rape an 82-year-old Woman

Sex Offender Arrested for Assaulting and Attempting to Rape an 82-year-old Woman

RIVERSIDE – A registered sex offender was arrested on Monday for the assault of an elderly acquaintance authorities said.

At around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, the suspect, identified as Angel Joseph Garcia, 46, went to the Canyon Crest home of an elderly female acquaintance and asked her for help. The woman let him inside her home and he committed the assault against the woman. The elderly female victim was able to fight him off and call the police. Garcia was gone prior to the officer’s arrival and the victim was found to have injuries on her face and various parts of her body.

Officers began investigating looking for information to lead them to Garcia, who is a transient who frequents areas of Moreno Valley and Perris. On Monday, June 19, 2017, Garcia was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for assault with the intent to rape the 82-year-old victim.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Karla Beler at (951)353-7125 or email kbeler@riversideca.gov

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