La Habra Police Arrest Man Accused of Raping, Sexually Assaulting 4 Children

Wesley Gerardo Estrada De Leon is seen in a booking photo provided by the La Habra Police Department on Sept. 17, 2018.

Wesley Gerardo Estrada De Leon is seen in a booking photo provided by the La Habra Police Department on Sept. 17, 2018.

La Habra police arrested a man linked to the sexual assault and rape of four children, the agency announced Tuesday.

Wesley Gerardo Estrada De Leon, 42, was arrested on Sept. 14, Orange County Sheriff’s Department records show. He was being held at the Orange County Jail on $2 million bail.

The alleged incidents occurred between 2001 and 2013. The victims, ages 10 to 14 years old, lived in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange counties, according to police.

De Leon knew all of the young girls he’s accused of abusing, Sgt. Jose Rocha said during a news conference held Wednesday morning.

“They were not strangers,” Rocha said. “He knew each and everyone of his victims.”

The police sergeant also encouraged parents to talk with their children about suspected abuse, particularly since it can sometimes involved an adult they may know and trust.

“Make sure you have an open line of communication where this does not happen,” Rocha said. ” Especially in this situation, where (the suspect) had a position of trust.”

The agency can be contacted at 562-383-4300. Those who want to remain anonymous can use the LHPD Tips app or visit tip411.com and select “La Habra Police Department.”