SAN DIEGO — A man in his 20’s is in police custody and accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a Mira Mesa church last week.
Hugo Jonathan Espinoza-Martinez, 27, was arrested by San Diego police on Tuesday, charged with assault with intent to commit rape and elder abuse, the San Diego Police Department said.
According to police, on Nov. 25, Espinoza-Martinez entered Summit Point Church located in the 10700 block of Rickert Road in Mira Mesa and asked to use the restroom. The elderly woman let the man inside and asked him to leave after he spent several minutes inside the restroom.
Espinoza-Martinez exited the restroom, pulled the woman into a room inside the church and sexually assaulted her, San Diego police said. The victim reported the assault to the San Diego Police Department. The suspect left the church before authorities arrived.
The investigation is active and ongoing, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477