Sexual Assault of Woman Waiting at Bus Stop Caught on Video
– UPDATE –
Suspect: Erick Alvarez Hernandez (27) Santa Ana
Santa Ana Police Detectives arrested Erick Alvarez Hernandez, a 27-year-old resident of Santa Ana, for a sexual assault that occurred on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in the 1000 block of West MacArthur. The assault was captured on surveillance video from an OCTA bus. This case received extensive media attention and detectives have followed up on numerous tips from the public, since the night of the attack.
On the night of the assault, Hernandez went to the Buffalo Wild Wings at 3800 south Bristol, just blocks from where the attack occurred. Hernandez was asked to leave the restaurant for his belligerent behavior. Evidence from the restaurant helped lead to Hernandez’ identity.
Detectives conducted hours of surveillance and arrested Hernandez at his workplace in the city of Irvine. Santa Ana Police detectives stopped Hernandez’ vehicle as he left work and took him into custody. Hernandez was charged with multiple sexual assault charges including kidnapping and booked at the Orange County Jail. His bail was set at $1,000,000.00.
A woman who was waiting for a bus in Santa Ana, California was sexually assaulted by a suspect and it was caught on video by a bus camera.
Authorities said the victim is a woman in her 50s. Detectives said the assault was interrupted when a bus pulled up and passengers got out.
The suspect pulled up his pants and took off.
“It’s a violent, random act. The victim does not know him, has never seen him,” Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
The victim was able to provide police with a description so they could create a sketch. He was wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey No. 82.
“That’s scary to hear. My kids walk home from school. I’ll have to keep an eye out for that guy,” parent Letty Davis said.
The assault happened near Bristol Street and MacArthur Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Some residents said they’re surprised no one stopped to help.
“That’s really sad. I mean people need to step up. It’s our neighborhood and we need to take care of our neighborhood,” one woman said.
Detectives hope someone recognizes the man. Police said given his aggressive behavior, he may strike again.
“Obviously this is one individual that needs to be off the streets,” Bertagna said.
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