A Santa Ana high school security officer was arrested this week on suspicion of child abuse, police said in a statement.
Santa Ana Police began an investigation into David Escobar, 44, of Santa Ana, after a woman reported that Escobar sexually assaulted her multiple times when she was 4 years old. The investigation led to another woman telling police that Escobar sexually assaulted her as a teenager, the Santa Ana police statement said.
Escobar is a district security officer at Saddleback High School and was arrested while on campus, police said. He has been placed on administrative leave, said district spokesman Fermin Leal. According to the district’s website, security officers are unarmed civilians employed by the district to respond to campus security concerns.
Escobar also previously served as an after-school program coordinator for the city of Santa Ana from 1996 to 2011, police said.
It was not immediately clear whether Escobar will be represented by a lawyer. He is being held in Theo Lacy Prison in lieu of $1 million bail.