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Two held on suspicion of sexual assault of girl, 14

September 23, 2013|By Robert J. Lopez
  • Tyler Romero, 18, left, and Michael Petler, 19, were arrested Sunday.
Tyler Romero, 18, left, and Michael Petler, 19, were arrested Sunday. (Riverside County Sheriff's…)

Two Riverside County men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, authorities said Monday.

The girl was attacked in Lakeland Village not far from Lake Elsinore after leaving a party on May 12, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

During the party, the girl was given alcohol by an adult male. She was allegedly assaulted afterward by the two suspects.

They were identified Monday by the Sheriff's Department as Tyler Romero, 18, and Michael Petler, 19.

Both were taken into custody Sunday and booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta. 

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (951) 245-3300.

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Twitter: @LAJourno

robert.lopez@latimes.com

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