SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 22-year-old man was charged Friday with a hammer- wielding sexual assault on a woman in Fountain Valley.
Fernando Diaz was accused of attacking the woman with a hammer on Sept. 30 in a tent, according to the criminal complaint.
Diaz was charged with assault with the intent to commit a sex offense, first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, all felonies. He also faces sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a deadly weapon and inflicting great bodily injury in the commission of a sex offense.
Police did not immediately respond to messages seeking further details.
Diaz was scheduled to be arraigned in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana on Oct. 24.