Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl As She Slept in Her Santa Ana Home Due in Court

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A man accused of entering a Santa Ana home and sexually assaulting a girl as she slept in her bed more than 7 years ago was scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Dustin Lee Morgan, 36, is seen in this photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.

Dustin Lee Morgan, 36, is seen in this photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.

Dustin Lee Morgan, 36, of Texarkana, Texas, was arrested in March after DNA evidence recovered from the scene allegedly linked him to the crime, the Santa Ana Police Department stated in a news release.

On Feb. 8, 2008, Morgan allegedly broke into the girl's home during the early morning hours and walked into her bedroom while she was sleeping, the news release described.

When the girl -- who was under the age of 10 at the time -- woke up, Morgan allegedly pushed her face down and covered her mouth to prevent her from making any noise.

Investigators said Morgan continued to cover the girl's mouth as he sexually assaulted her, then fled through a sliding glass door from the victim's bedroom to the balcony after she managed to scream.

The girl's family called the Santa Ana Police Department that night and the investigation began.

In February, a DNA analysis linked Morgan to evidence in the case and he was arrested by the United States Marshalls Service on March 26 in Texarkana, Texas, according to the news release.

Morgan was charged with one felony count of performing lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old, one felony count of sexual penetration of a child under 10-years-old and a sentencing enhancement allegation for performing lewd acts on a child under 14 during the commission of a burglary.

If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison, according to the news release.