Man Charged with Sexual Assault Dies in Crash After Leading Police on Pursuit.

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Man Charged with Sexual Assault Dies in Crash After Leading Police on Pursuit.

INDUSTRY (CNS) – A La Verne man charged with sexually assaulting a child was killed today in a crash during a pursuit in Industry.

Raul Munoz Jr., 62, led San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies and California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit, according to La Verne Police Department Lt. Jason Prows. The events leading up to the pursuit were not released.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department pronounced Munoz dead at the scene.

A felony warrant was issued for Munoz’s arrest related to one charge each of continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd acts upon a child, according to Prows.

Munoz was charged following an investigation in June into allegations he sexually abused a child for six years in the 1000 block of Baseline Road in La Verne beginning when the victim was 8 years old, Prows said.

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CNS-03-25-2021 23:04