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Lake Elsinore: Police arrest two men for sexual assault of 14-year-old

Lake Elsinore police officers arrested two adult males for the suspected sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl that occurred during a party in May on Wednesday, Sept. 18, a sheriff’s official reported.

Petler and Romero

Petler and Romero

Tyler Romero, 18, of Lake Elsinore and Michael Petler, 19, of Lake Elsinore allegedly sexually assaulted the girl during a party in the area of Grand Avenue and Adelfa Street in Lakeland Village, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Report.

The teen girl was given alcohol at the party by another adult before Romero and Petler allegedly sexually assaulted her, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Pauling.

Romero and Petler were  booked into the Southwest Detention Center for forced sexual assault of the 14-year-old.

This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator R. Deanne or Investigator D. Schell at the Lake Elsinore Station at 951-245-3300.



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