On 2/23/11, detectives arrested a man believed to be responsible for a series of sexual batteries occurring in Chula Vista between 9/19/10 and 1/27/11. The suspect, 25 year old Miguel Angel Malacara of Chula Vista, was identified from DNA evidence and victim statements.
On 1/28/11, before being identified as a suspect in the sexual battery series, Malacara was involved in a domestic violence incident where the victim sustained moderate injuries. Last Friday, 2/18/11, Malacara was involved in another domestic violence incident. Later that day, DNA collected during the sexual battery series came back to Malacara.
Earlier this week a warrant for felony domestic violence was issued for Malacara's arrest, and he was taken into custody at his girlfriend's house last night.
Malacara is being held without bail for domestic violence and a probation violation while the sexual battery investigation continues. Information about Malacara's arrest is being shared with other law enforcement agencies that have had similar crimes occur in their jurisdiction.
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