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Fullerton Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

Fullerton Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

Fullerton Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

On September 03rd, 2015 near midnight, a female victim was leaving In-Cahoots nightclub when she was approached by a male who she thought was a police officer or security guard. Thinking she was being “arrested”, the victim was bound by the male suspect and placed into the back of what she believed to be an undercover police car.

The suspect drove the victim around the City of Fullerton and ended up in the Skyline area of the City where he stopped the car. The suspect told the victim that if she cooperated that he would release her. The victim was then forcibly sexually assaulted by the suspect.

Once the sexual assault concluded, she was taken back to the In-Cahoots parking lot by the suspect and released.  

The victim did not initially contact the police department, however, her friends were advised and they returned to In-Cahoots last night to contact the club management. While at that location, they saw a vehicle matching the description that the victim had given them.

Fullerton Police were later called and began an investigation that led to the arrest of Nelson Mauricio Lunaty Garcia (32) on charges including kidnapping and sexual assault. During a search of the suspect’s vehicle on scene, a loaded firearm was located.

Based on our investigation, we believe there may potentially be additional victims. Anyone with any information about Lunaty Garcia or this incident is urged to contact Detective M. Magliano of the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6753.

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or to their website at www.occrimestoppers.org.

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