From Chelsea Phua
A 39-year-old Antelope man has been arrested in connection with a series of sexual assaults on minors in the Sacramento region, Sacramento County Sheriff and Auburn police officials said.
Anthony Eugene Martin (photo) was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday and booked early Thursday morning into the Sacramento County Main Jail, according to online jail records.
Authorities said they believe that Martin is responsible for the July 27 sexual assaults at a public pool in Auburn and at Antelope Crossing Middle School. They also believe Martin was involved in an attack on Aug. 12 in the area of North Loop Boulevard and Mulrany Way in Antelope.
Martin was seen on a surveillance video running away from the middle school, authorities said. Detectives later searched Martin's residence and found evidence tying him to the attack at the middle school.
They also discovered he had traveled to Portland and tracked him to a Portland marina, where police arrested him without incident.
Detectives booked Martin into jail on suspicion of lewd act on a child by means of force, child molestation and indecent exposure, according the sheriff officials.
Auburn police said Martin was additionally booked on a $1,100,000 arrest warrant for the July 27 assault at the pool in the Auburn Recreation District Park. The warrant accuses him of sexual acts with a child 10 years or younger and lewd acts on a child.
Martin is scheduled for arraignment on his Sacramento charges Friday.
Auburn police and Sacramento Sheriff officials said they are investigating to determine if Martin is tied to other recent sexual assaults that have occurred in the Sacramento region.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Child Abuse Bureau detective Tom Koontz at 916-874-5194 or Auburn police's investigation division at 530-823-4237 ext 207.