RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A man pleaded guilty Friday to felony charges stemming from an incident where he groped two girls, both under 14, at a Jurupa Valley store.
Brandon Alan Dimmitt, 23, faces up to 16 years in prison when he’s sentenced by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Becky Dugan on April 26.READ MORE: LA Expands Eligibility At Vaccination Sites Starting Monday
Under the deal, the District Attorney is expected to drop a third count of lewd acts.
Dimmitt is at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning in lieu of $190,000 bail.
Sheriff’s officials said deputies were called on March 29 to a retail outlet in the 8000 block of Limonite Avenue to investigate reports of a sexual assault.
The two alleged victims, both under 14, told a store manager that a man had groped them. Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Davis said Dimmitt was detained by store security until he fled.READ MORE: Man In His Mid 30s Fatally Shot In Carson
Deputies arrived and spotted a man running east on Limonite Avenue, Davis said.
Officials said Dimmitt surrendered without a struggle. After they apprehended him, they believed he also matched the description of a man who molested another girl at the same location four days earlier.
Dimmitt was awaiting trial on a charge of committing a lewd act on a child when he was arrested for the latest incident, according to court records. The disposition of the earlier case was not immediately known.
Authorities also say Dimmitt has a misdemeanor DUI conviction for which he was sentenced to three years probation in the fall of 2010.
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