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Detectives Say Man In Ventura County Jail On Sexual Assault Charges Tried To Have Victim Murdered

A Ventura County man in jail on sexual assault charges is facing some new counts, after detectives say he tried to hire someone to kill the victim in the pending case.

Omar Lara of Ventura has been in custody since February on charges ranging from burglary to rape.  Ventura County prosecutors say while in custody, the 34 year old man tried to hire someone to kill the victim in his case.  

They say if he's convicted of the additional charge, he could potentially face a sentence of more than eight decades behind bars.

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. 
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