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Ruelas Edgar Rodriguez2

Opening Statements And Testimony In Trial Involving Sexually Related And Other Crimes In Ventura County

Wednesday April 03, 2024

     Updated--Opening statements were made and the first two witnesses testified in the trial of a man accused in connection with a series of sexually related and other crimes in Ventura County several years ago.

     41-year-old Edgar Rodriguez Ruelas of Woodland Hills is facing five felony charges and 21 special allegations in connection with alleged sexual assaults and attempted sexual assaults of women during residential burglaries.

     He is also accused of an attempt to grab a teenage girl on a hiking trail in Thousand Oaks in 2020.

     She managed to break away and escape.

     The jury trial is set to continue Thursday.