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May 19, 2010
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Felon arrested in Calif. for alleged molestation of 11-year-old girl

Jacobo Reyes was arrested after an investigation linked him to the attack through DNA evidence

The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Police say a convicted felon who was deported to Mexico three years ago has been arrested for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl in Southern California.

Santa Ana police say 47-year-old Roberto Jacobo Reyes was arrested Monday after investigators linked him to the Feb. 11 attack through DNA evidence.

Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the suspect entered the girl's bedroom by removing a screen in an unlocked window.

Bertagna says Reyes told detectives during questioning that he'd assaulted at least four other females, ages 11 to 22, while they slept.

Reyes has been booked on suspicion of felony assault to commit rape and burglary.

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Bertagna says Reyes was deported after serving three years of a five-year sentence for burglary.

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