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More info sought in skating sex attacks

AN 18-YEAR-OLD Huntington Beach man is accused of sexually attacking a woman and two girls while on “roller blades.”

The Orange County District Attorney’s office is seeking potential additional victims in connection with several instances of females being allegedly assaulted by a roller-skating attacker.

Michael Anthony Meer, 18, a resident of Huntington Beach, was charged Monday with three felony charges and two misdemeanors for sexually assaulting one woman and two girls in Huntington Beach.

According to the OCDA’s office, Meer faces felony charges of sexual penetration by a foreign object, assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem, as well as misdemeanors of annoying or molesting a minor and touching an intimate part of another person.

If convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison, plus two years in county jail. His arraignment was continued to April 6 at Central Jail in Santa Ana.

The suspect is accused of:

  • on Feb. 28, skating on “on-line” skates commonly known as “roller blades,” in Huntington Beach and approaching a 39-year-old woman as she was walking on a sidewalk. He then allegedly “inappropriately touched” the woman, then sexually assaulted her, and;
  • on March 9, shortly after 6 p.m., he allegedly approached a girl at a high school in Huntington Beach, touched her “inappropriately” and skated away, and;
  • later that evening, he allegedly harassed another girl and her friends at the same high school, then attacked the girl with a knife before fleeing on his skates.

Anyone with more information or was a victim is asked to call OCDA Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman at (714) 347-8794.

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