Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman in Her Home

Roberto Ricardo Ortega, 22, has been identified as the suspect in this case

Deputies have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in her Lemon Grove home and then stole from her.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect confronted the victim on June 17 outside her home on Berry Street.

Forcing her into the building, the man sexually assaulted her, took some of her property and escaped, officials say.

The subsequent investigation led detectives to identify the suspect as Roberto Ricardo Ortega, 22, of San Diego.

The detectives got an arrest warrant for the suspect, and on July 22, Ortega was arrested near Fairmont and University avenues in the City Heights area.

Deputies booked him into the Central Jail on charges including rape by force, sodomy, burglary and petty theft. Ortega is being held on a $1 million bond until his arraignment, scheduled for July 24.

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