A suspect was arrested for performing a sex act on a child at a hotel in the Marina, police said.
Officers responded to reports of a man harassing children in the pool area around 7:13 p.m. July 3 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina located at 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego Harbor police Lt. Jonathan George said.
On arrival, officers learned that a man had performed a lewd act on a child under 14, police said. The man fled after he was confronted by hotel security prior to police arrival, George said.
Following an investigation, the suspect was identified as 66-year-old San Diego resident Douglas Richard Madruga, a registered sex offender.
Detectives arrested Madruga Thursday on two felony counts of performing a lewd act on a child under 14 and two felony counts of harassing or molesting a child under 18, George said.
Using a search warrant, detectives also searched the suspect’s house and seized several items.
–City News Service
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