Santa Ana

Molest charge vs. security ofc.

A SANTA ANA man who works as a school security officer has been arrested on multiple molestation charges (Shutterstock).

A Santa Ana man employed as a school safety officer was arrested Friday on child molestation charges.

According to the SAPD, David Escobar, 45, was arrested at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana where he worked. He was booked into Orange County Jail in Santa Ana on multiple molestation charges and bail was set at $1 million.

A woman reported to police that the suspect had molested her  “on several occasions” when she was 4 years old and he was 20. During their investigation, detectives identified a second victim who reported being molested by Escobar. She was a teenager at the time.

In addition to working as a safety officer for the Santa Ana Unified School District, he had also worked as an after-school program coordinator for the City of Santa Ana’s parks and recreation department from July 1996 through September 2011. Neither victim had been enrolled in Escobar’s after-school program.

Detectives believe there could be more victims and are asking anyone with information about possible similar incidents to contact Detective J. Garcia at (714) 245-8732 or at 

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