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US Customs officer charged with rape in OC

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Miguel Lerma Jr., 31, is accused of sexually assaulting two women in Southern California.

April 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A U.S. Customs and Border protection officer was charged Monday with rape and other sex counts for two alleged attacks.

Miguel Lerma Jr., 31, is accused of raping one woman in a car in Garden Grove in September 2009 and assaulting another woman he met while she was drinking with a friend in Long Beach in November 2010.

Prosecutors said there is a DNA match in the first assault.

Lerma was not on duty during either of the alleged attacks.

Arraignment was continued Monday until April 18.

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