Search for man who sexually assaulted woman at Temecula business continuing

TEMECULA, Calif. — Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who was captured on a store’s surveillance camera sexually assaulting a female customer at a Temecula retail business last December.

The man, who remains unidentified as of this report, is wanted for lewd conduct, sexual battery, and other potential related charges, according to officials.


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Investigators assigned to the Temecula Sheriff’s Station began searching for the man after a Dec. 11th series of incidents inside an unspecified business in the 32000 block of Temecula Parkway, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Edmond Seltzer said in a Jan. 27 release.

Officials are continuing to search for a man captured on camera fondling himself while following females around a Temecula business last December. The as-yet-unidentified man was also captured on surveillance cameras sexually battering a female before leaving the retail store. RSO/Temecula Sheriff’s Station photos

According to Seltzer, the unidentified man was caught on security cameras “fondling himself and following female customers around the retail store.”

The man eventually sexually assaulted a female customer before leaving the store.

“That incident was also caught on security cameras,” said Seltzer; while asking for help identifying the man.

Seltzer did not specify the ages of the victims or whether they were adults or juveniles.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or the man involved is encouraged to call Investigator Cornett at the Southwest Station at (951) 696-3000. Callers can refer to incident file number TE203460178 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Crime Tips online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.