Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults of Young Girls at Ontario Mills Mall

[Authorities have arrested a man suspected in two sexual assault incidents involving children at a store in the Ontario Mills mall last month, police announced Thursday.

Carlos Castillo is seen in an image released by the Ontario Police Department.

Carlos Castillo is seen in an image released by the Ontario Police Department.

Both assaults occurred on separate days in Burlington Coat Factory located at 4777 E. Mills Circle, the Ontario Police Department stated in a news release.

On Oct. 9 and Oct. 29 the man lured the girls, ages 5 to 10 years old, away from their parents and began to inappropriately touch them, the Police Department stated.

Police released surveillance images of the man and later identified him as 37-year-old Carlos Castillo of Yucaipa.

Castillo was arrested Wednesday night in a parking lot in the 1300 block of North Mountain Avenue in Ontario, the Police Department stated.

A man being sought by Ontario police is seen in this surveillance image.

A man being sought by Ontario police is seen in this surveillance image.

Castillo was booked on charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and was being held on $250,000 bail.

Investigators believe Castillo may have committed similar acts and have asked anyone who feels they may have been victimized to come forward.

 

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Police Department at 909-395-2857 or 909-986-6711.

Anonymous tips can be reported by calling WE-TIP at 800-78-CRIME or online at http://www.wetip.com.