Cops Nab Alleged Serial Groper

He's accused of attacking at least 14 women and girls

By Michelle Wayland
|  Thursday, Feb 24, 2011  |  Updated 5:25 PM PDT
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Serial Groper Sought, Attacks Happen in Broad Daylight

Chula Vista police release a new composite sketch of a man suspected of groping at least 14 women and girls in Chula Vista.

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Chula Vista police have arrested a man they say is responsible for at least 14 groping attacks.

Miguel Angel Malacara, 25, of Chula Vista was identified using DNA evidence and victim's statements, according to detectives. Police collected his DNA after a separate domestic violence incident at his home where the victim was injured.

Malacara was arrested Wednesday night.

All of the attacks happened in broad daylight along the Broadway-Fourth Avenue corridor.  The victims range in age from 15 to 40. In almost every case the suspect attacked the victims by grabbing at them and then running.

"We do have one instance where he actually bit the victim and then ran," said Lt. Phil Collum.

Malacara is being held without bail for domestic violence and a probation violation while the sexual battery investigation continues.

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