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Suspect sought for sexually assaulting 2 kids

Riverside deputies are searching for Jose Antonio Navarrete, who is suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two young girls.

March 31, 2010 12:39:30 AM PDT
Investigators in Riverside County are asking for the public's help to find a man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two girls. Deputies believe 32 year-old Jose Antonio Navarrete abducted a 7-year-old girl in front her Home Gardens apartment in late January and sexually assaulted her. She managed to escape from him, run away, and tell her mother about the incident.

After an investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Navarette, who was the victim's family's neighbor.

Detectives believe he sexually assaulted another child last summer.

Anyone who has any information about his whereabouts is asked to call detectives at (951) 776-1099.

Home Gardens is an unincorporated area of Riverside County.


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