A 39-year-old Texas man is scheduled to be sentenced July 20 for breaking into an 8-year-old girl’s bedroom in Santa Ana and molesting her.
Dustin Lee Morgan was convicted Monday of lewd acts on a minor younger than 14 and sexual penetration with a child younger than 10, both felonies.
Morgan broke into the victim’s apartment about 6 a.m., Feb. 8, and put his hand on her mouth, “made a puppy face,” and indicated to her to keep quiet, according to Deputy District Attorney Courtney Thom in a motion filed before trial.
The girl managed to peel off a couple of fingers of her attacker and made a “whining noise,” prompting the defendant to run out, according to Thom. The girl told authorities he had touched her, prosecutors said.
DNA evidence later linked Morgan to the crime. Under questioning by Santa Ana police he denied ever being in the city, according to court records.
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