GARDEN GROVE (CBS) —  Authorities arrested a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in Garden Grove last November.

Miguel Lerma Jr., 31, of Fountain Valley was being held in Orange County jail tonight in lieu of $1 million bail, according to jail records.

Lerma allegedly picked up a 20-year-old woman on Harbor Boulevard in Santa Ana about 2 a.m. on Nov. 14, Garden Grove police Lt. John Keely wrote in a statement.

Lerma allegedly drove the woman to the 11800 block of Cardinal Circle and sexually assaulted her, Keely added.

The case went cold until investigators were able to link Lerma to the assault through DNA evidence, he said. Evidence also reportedly links Lerma to another unrelated case in Long Beach in 2009, Keely said.

Garden Grove investigators arrested Lerma in Fountain Valley today as he was leaving for work, Keely said.

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Comments (12)
  1. drozone69 says:

    All of these foriegn colonists must meet this fate,otherwise we are inundated with illiterate illegal aliens.Sad but true

    1. aquarian says:

      No, not sad. Sick, twisted AND illegal. Worried about illegal acts until they;re committed by good ol’ boy murikans, eh?

      What, two illegal acts make a right?

      Sad the way some mothers apparently raise their kids..

      1. glue says:

        seriously, where do you come up with parenting skills…… what a moron…

  2. ILLEGALS says:

    $1 Million Bail.

  3. Alice Peters says:

    I wonder if there are those naive enough to believe to think this is an unusual or uncommon episode.

    The only thing unusual about this one is that apparently there was interest and evidence enough to act on charges.

    1. John Andrews says:

      Mexican on Mexican crime.. So sad. As for Alice Peters, If the border is so dangerous, maybe the Mexican peopple should stand up for their liberty against the Corrupt government and the poison distributing cartels.. Or is all that Latino pride all make believe??

  4. lou says:

    affirmative action is the main cause of law enforcement corruption and incompetency.

    1. punisher says:

      They don’t hire to affirmative action anymore moron. they hire to attrition based on qualified applicants. many if not most have degrees and or are military personnel. you don’t work law enforcement so you aren’t allowed to speak.

  5. bob smith says:

    “you don’t work law enforcement so you aren’t allowed to speak.”

    typical cop a hole attitude. And yeah, its even worse now, because the anti white hiring practices are low profile and hush hush.

  6. John Andrews says:

    Hey punisher, Law enforcement push spanish speaking peole to the front of the line for AZ and Cali duty. Most are of Mexican descent if not naturalized citizens.. The reason, 7-12 millionillegals in California alone. You can’t throw a damn stone without hitting one in Long Beach. The Federal Government needs to enforce all laws. If they don’t why should the people obey any of them?

  7. coco says:

    Near there is a Cafe Miss Cutie.

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