California man accused of raping woman in forest, suspected of assaulting underage girl
KTLA / Ventura County
Jaden Pullen, 22, was detained at his Ojai residence March 5.

By Erika Martin, KTLA

OJAI, Calif. (KTLA) -- Ventura County sheriff's deputies are searching for additional victims after a suspect arrested in a brutal sex assault earlier this year outside Ojai was tied to another assault on a minor, officials said Tuesday.

Jaden Pullen, 22, was detained at his Ojai residence March 5, hours after an 18-year-old woman was found violently sexually assaulted in the Matilija Wilderness, a canyon with hiking trails in the Santa Ynez Mountains, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

Inmate records show Pullen is accused of forcible rape, sodomy by use of force, oral copulation and anal and genital penetration by foreign object, as well as possessing metal knuckles and selling a controlled substance.

Investigators said the earlier sexual assault Pullen is now suspected of involved an underage girl.

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