Garden Grove police have arrested a federal law officer on charges of sexual assault and making terrorist threats.
Miguel Lerma, Jr., of Fountain Valley, was arrested today (Thursday) as he left for work. He is currently a U.S. Custom and Border Protection Officer for the Department of Homeland Security.
According to Lt. John Keely of the Garden Grove Police Department, Lerma was arrested in connection with the November 2010 sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman in Garden Grove.
The case initially went unsolved, but was later linked to a similar assault in Long Beach through DNA evidence. That led to Lerma, say police.
The suspect will be arraigned Friday in West Justice Center in Westminster.
Anyone with information about other possible assaults is asked to call Detective Dave Young at (714) 741-5836 or (714) 741-5704.