Man Sentenced for Cold Case Sexual Assault in Orange County
Raul Moreno-Perez, 34, was sentenced to 25 years to life and lifetime registration as a sex offender for a crime he committed in 2001. On November 3, 2001 a 19-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop in the city of Orange when Moreno-Perez asked her if she wanted a ride. She declined. Minutes later, Moreno-Perez got out of his car and sat next to the girl on the bus bench telling her he wanted to take her home. Again she declined so Moreno-Perez forced her into his vehicle.
Once in the vehicle, Moreno-Perez forced Jane Doe to orally copulate him. Jane Doe was able to escape and reported the assault where physical evidence was collected and stored. In March 2012, Moreno-Perez provided a DNA sample to the OCDA DNA data bank on an unrelated case where a match to the prior crime was made.