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Sacramento police seek to contact victims in sex assault case

Jonathan Carroll
Jonathan Carroll Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento police seek to contact people who connected with a sexual assault suspect through an online social networking forum and were subsequently victimized.

Jonathan Carroll, 33, in was arrested Dec. 23 on suspicion of sexual assault after a police investigation that linked him to five victims, according to a Police Department news release.

In July 2013, Sacramento police received reports of alleged sexual assaults that occurred in the Sacramento region. During the investigation, detectives discovered that Carroll met a number of young women, ages 17 to 19, using an online social networking forum. To date, Carroll is suspected of sexually assaulting five victims over a period of three years, according to police.

Sacramento detectives in conjunction with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office obtained a warrant for Carroll’s arrest and on Dec. 23, he was taken into custody without incident at a Sacramento County residence.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department’s dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357, or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy