09.01.2022 | 3:40 PM | MISSION VIEJO – A caretaker suspected of sexually assaulting a dependent adult was arrested Thursday, authorities announced.
Gil Franco Carpentero, 64, of Tustin, was arrested on charges he committed lewd and lascivious acts on a dependent adult at a facility he worked at in Mission Viejo.
New evidence linking Carpentero to the sexual assault that was reported by a female victim in December 2021 prompted his arrest, authorities added.
Although details regarding the facility where Carpentero worked were not disclosed, authorities said they suspect there may be additional victims given his access to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Anyone with information that might assist law enforcement was urged to contact sheriff’s deputies at (714) 647-7419.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at www.occrimestoppers.org.