Man suspected of 5 month sexual assault spree behind bars

A Hemet man is behind bars on suspicion of committing sexual assaults in San Jacinto. Luis Perales, 23, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 9, by Riverside County Sheriff's deputies at his place of employment on suspicion of committing sexual assaults over the course of five months, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Officials said that in each instance of the alleged crimes, Perales would assault a victim on their morning walk along Esplanade Avenue between Villines Avenue and Arroyo Viejo Drive, then run into a nearby neighborhood south of Esplanade. He was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta and held on $250,000 bail. Perales' initial court date was not immediately available on jail records.
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