SANTA ANA – Santa Ana police arrested a 59-year-old Santa Ana man on suspicion of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
Raul Martin, 59, was arrested on December 15 on suspicion of lewd acts on a minor under the age of 15. Santa Ana police said Martin is a registered sex offender.
The incident took place on December 11 during an event at Davis Elementary School in Santa Ana. The parents of the 8-year-old girl dropped her off in front of the school with her 10-year-old brother while they parked the car. While the girl and her brother waited outside the school for their parents, Martin allegedly began a conversation with the girl and touched her inappropriately.
A women witnessed the incident and interceded before notifying the girl’s parents. Martin fled the area after the event but returned soon afterward and was arrested by police. Martin is being held at Orange County Jail without bail.