ROCKLIN -- A suspect was arrested Saturday night on charges of sexual battery after Rocklin Police reported two similar incidents in neighboring areas this week.
Police say Angelo Rodriguez, 31, was positively identified by the victim and a witness as the man responsible for the March 25 incident when he walked up behind a juvenile girl, grabbed and inappropriately touched her.
Jocelynn July is the step-mom of the victims. She said her 10-year-old daughter and 11-year-old friend were attacked.
"He grabbed a hold of my daughter moved her, and grabbed her friend in a very inappropriate manner," July told FOX40.
It happened Friday evening on a trail near Park Drive and Farrier Road. The two young girls fought back and got away from the man described as Hispanic or white, in his 30s or 40s, standing 5-foot-10 with a thin build.
After following up on a "hunch" based on that description, officers located Rodriguez, who is currently on probation. In addition to his probation, officers said that Rodriguez had three unrelated felony warrants for his arrest.
As shocking as that attack is, what's even more surprising is the same thing happened the day before just down the road at Twin Oaks Park.
Two 14-year-old girls were grabbed Thursday evening, and one was touched inappropriately, according to the Rocklin Police Department. Officers will contact the victims' family to attempt to identify Rodriguez as the suspect for that incident, too.
Rodriguez was booked into the the Placer County Jail and faces charges of sexual battery, lewd acts upon a child with force for sexual gratification, annoying or molesting a child, violation of probation, and three unrelated felony warrants.