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May 16, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against Man in Sexual Assault of Two Women in the Angeles National Forest

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Eduardo Sarabia is charged with sexually assaulting two women in separate incidents on May 12 and 13

LOS ANGELES, CA- Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Eduardo Sarabia is charged with sexually assaulting two women in a secluded area of the Angeles National Forest between May 12 and 13.

“As District Attorney, it is my solemn duty to pursue justice for victims of violent crimes, especially those involving sexual assault,” District Attorney Gascón said. “The horrific and violent sexual assault that these two survivors endured by the alleged suspect is deeply troubling and incomprehensible. Our thoughts are with the victims during this tremendously difficult time.

“Thank you to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for their swift investigation to present this case to our office. I want to emphasize that this is an ongoing investigation, and there may be additional victims who have yet to come forward. I urge anyone who has been affected by similar incidents to contact law enforcement and seek available resources.”

“I am grateful to both the Sheriff and the District Attorney for working together to keep our communities safe,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Given this is an ongoing investigation, if anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the LA Sheriff’s Department. I remain committed to expend every County resource to vigilantly protect survivors and make sure those who cause harm are brought to justice.”

Eduardo Sarabia (dob 01/27/84) is charged in case 24PSCF00272 with one count of forcible rape and one count of forcible oral copulation.

Sarabia is scheduled to be arraigned on June 27 in Dept. N of the Pomona Courthouse.

On May 12, Sarabia allegedly drove a female victim to a secluded area in the Angeles National Forest where he raped her.

On May 13, Sarabia allegedly drove a second female to the same location where he sexually assaulted her.

Sarabia is being held on no bail. If convicted as charged, Sarabia faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau.

Additional victims or anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Special Victims Bureau toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website