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Caretaker suspected of sexual assault of dependent adult

Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail arrested Gil Franco Carpentero, 64, of Tustin, on Thursday, September 1, for lewd and lascivious acts on a dependent adult.

Carpentero has been a caretaker of Intellectual/Developmental Disabled adults for 10 years. He was employed at a facility in Mission Viejo when the sexual assault occurred. In December 2021, a dependent adult female reported she was sexually assaulted by Carpentero at a care facility in Mission Viejo. Family members contacted the Sheriff’s Department to report the incident. Evidence was recently received linking Carpentero to the reported incident.

Due to Carpentero’s access to Intellectual/Developmental Disabled adults, Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are asking the for the public’s help. He is currently in custody at the Orange County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

Anyone with information regarding possible additional victims or with information they believe may assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7419, or submit an anonymous tip to OC Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.

This article was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.