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He attacked GG woman, girl in SA

A SANTA ANA man on probation for sexually assaulting a woman in Garden Grove was sentenced to 11 years in prison for molesting a girl in Santa Ana.

A Santa Ana man previously convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in Garden Grove was sentenced Friday to 11 years in state prison for molesting an 8-year-old girl in Santa Ana.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Raul Adolfo Marin Martin had been found guilty on March 16, 2018 of one felony count of committing a lewd act on a child under the age of 14.

His sentencing was “enhanced” because of his prior conviction for a sex offense, for committing a serious and violent felony while on probation and committing a lewd act on a child by a stranger in Orange County.

Back on Sept. 13, 2014 Martin digitally penetrated and fondled the breasts of an unconscious woman near Garden Grove Boulevard and Fairview Street in Garden Grove. Witnesses called the GGPD, who arrested Martin.

On Nov. 15, 2015, he pleaded guilty to one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object of an unconscious person and assault with intent to commit a sexual offense and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery. He was sentenced to five years of formal probation and one year in jail, but had credit for time served and was released from custody, according to the OCDA.

On Dec. 12, 2015, an 8-year-old Jane Doe and her sibling were dropped off by their mother at the curb of David Elementary School in Santa Ana to attend a toy giveaway.

While the mother searched for a parking space, the victim and her sibling got in line to wait for Christmas presents. Martin approached the victim and assaulted her by inappropriately touching her.

A witness approached the man and “confirmed that Martin was not related to the victim.” The witness waited with the victim and her sibling for the mother to return.

They reported the crime to Santa Ana police, who investigated the case and arrested Martin at the scene.

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