Suspect Arrested In Sexual Assault Of Elderly, Disabled Woman In Fontana
FONTANA (CBSLA) – The Fontana Police Department announced Wednesday that 28-year-old Raul Christopher Alzaga was taken into custody on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women, including one who is elderly and disabled.
At around 1 a.m. on Monday, police allege Alzaga broke into a home in the 7800 block of Juniper Avenue by removing the window screens. He then allegedly entered the house and sexually assaulted an elderly disabled woman.
"Our mom is amazing," the victim's daughter said. "She's the most innocent, kind person in the world. She wears Christmas sweaters in July."
The woman is paralyzed from the waist down.
"This man threw her on the floor, and her legs don't work," her daughter said. "He knew she was vulnerable, and he didn't just leave. It was a four-hour ordeal."
During the attack, the sun came up, giving the woman the chance to see his face and distinctive tattoos, which allowed her to positively identify him.
"She definitely thought her life was over," her daughter said. "And she just pled with God that this isn't the way it ends."
The victim's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help get her into a new apartment with new furniture as well as cover legal and medical fees.
Alzaga, who authorities said was out of jail on felony parole, is also accused of breaking into another home on the same street and sexually assaulting another woman before being scared away by a family member.
Fontana police said surveillance video of the suspect circulated Tuesday helped them track down Alzaga, who led police on a brief pursuit. He then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Authorities said when officers caught up with him, he took out a knife.
"Alzaga refused to surrender and immediately began to cut his own throat with a knife he had [in] his possession," Fontana police Chief Billy Green said. "He refused to comply before collapsing, ironically, into a pile of garbage."
Alzaga was taken into custody and is being treated for his injuries. Two other people who were in the vehicle with him were also taken into custody.
Anyone with additional information was asked to call detectives at 909-350-8170.
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