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Man convicted of committing multiple sexual assaults in the Conejo Valley

Bill Oxford

Prosecutors say Woodland Hills man was responsible for five attacks over a nearly three year long period.

Prosecutors say a sexual predator who attacked at least five women in the Conejo Valley has convicted of five felony assault counts.

They say between June of 2017, and March of 2020 Edgar Rodriguez Ruelas attacked three hikers, and broke into two apartments where he assaulted teens and women.

He was arrested after an attack on a hiker. Detectives say they were able to recover surveillance camera video of his car passing through a nearby neighborhood. They say they also used DNA evidence to link him to some of the attacks.

The 42-year-old Woodland Hills man is potentially facing more than 50 years in state prison when he’s sentenced in June.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.