Orcutt man suspected of multiple sexual assault

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An Orcutt man is under arrest on suspicion of multiple sexual assault, and investigators believe there may be more victims.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Faustino Urrutia, 56, on Wednesday after a months-long investigation.

Investigators say they began investigating Urrutia in March after a report of sexual assault at a house in the Orcutt area.

Sheriff officials said detectives had identified other victims, all of whom were Spanish-speaking women. Investigators say Urrutia attracted women to his house as potential housekeepers.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages any other victims or anyone with additional information about the survivors in this case to contact the Sheriff’s Office – Santa Maria Detective’s Office at (805) 934-6170. Anonymous tips can be given by calling (805) 681-4171 or by visiting sheriff’s website.

Sexual assault survivors also have the option of contacting the Santa Barbara County Attorney’s Office Victim and Witness Assistance Program directly at (805) 568-2400 or toll free at 855-840-3232.

Other resources for survivors include Standing Together to End Sexual Assault – (805) 564-3696 – and the North County Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center – (805) 736-7273.


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