Registered Sex Offender Arrested in Garden Grove Assault

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GARDEN GROVE (CNS) - A 25-year-old registered sex offender wearing a GPS monitor was arrested in connection with an assault on a woman Wednesday in Garden Grove.

The attack occurred at 9:11 a.m. in the 11200 block of Magnolia Street, near Magnolia Park, according to Detective Sgt. Mark Lord.

"The victim was walking in the area and was approached from behind by the suspect," Lord said. "The suspect assaulted the victim. The suspect fled with the victim giving chase. The victim caught up to the suspect and a confrontation ensued."

The suspect ran away again but investigators determined he was registered sex offender Jerry Matilde, required to wear an ankle GPS bracelet, which led investigators to him in Huntington Beach. He was arrested and booked into the Orange County jail.

Witnesses or any potential victims were asked to call investigators at 714-741-5800.

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