Fullerton Security Guard Accused of Sex Assault

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FULLERTON (CNS) - A Fullerton shopping center security guard was behind bars on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.

Mohamed Mao, 34, of Anaheim, was booked on suspicion of assault with the intent to rape, kidnapping, sexual battery of a minor and impersonating a police officer, according to Fullerton police Capt. Jon Radus.

The alleged victim came to police with her parents about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday to report that she had been sexually assaulted, Radus said.

The teen was in a vehicle with her boyfriend at a shopping center in the 1800 block of West Malvern when a security guard pulled up and told the 17- year-old to get out and instructed the boyfriend to go home, Radus said. The teen was put into the backseat of the security guard vehicle and could not get out because the doors were locked, Radus said.

The security guard eventually parked the marked car, got into the backseat and allegedly sexually assaulted the teen, Radus said. Then the teen was let go and she went to police, Radus said.

Officers dispatched to the shopping center saw Mao allegedly attempting to pull over another vehicle, Radus said.

Mao was being held without bail, according to jail records.

Prosecutors did not immediately charge Mao, requesting on Thursday that police further investigate the allegations.

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