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OC jail cook arrested for sexually assaulting female inmates

March 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
An Orange County Sheriff's Department jail cook has been charged with sexually assaulting two female inmates who worked under his supervision in the kitchen of the Orange County Jail.

Fullerton resident James Arroyo, 54, is charged with multiple misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. If convicted on all counts, Arroyo faces a maximum sentence of three years and six months in jail as well as sex offender registration.

The defendant is currently out of custody on $25,000 bail. He's scheduled to be arraigned March 14 in Santa Ana.

Several female inmates worked under his supervision and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Orange County District Attorney's office at (714) 347-8814.

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