SANTA ANA— A 31-year-old transient was charged Feb. 3 with attempting to kill and rape a 16-year-old girl he met through a social media app.
Jonathan Lee Gregg was charged with a felony count of attempted murder with a sentencing enhancement for attempted premeditated murder and a felony count of assault of a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense.
The two met in person for the first time on Jan. 24 and ended up at El Modena Park, McMullin said.
The alleged attack happened at about 1 p.m. The victim was found semi-unconscious and nude in the park and taken to an area hospital, McMullin said.
Police tracked down Gregg at a Garden Grove motel on Monday, he added.
Gregg’s arraignment on Wednesday was rescheduled for Feb. 18 in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana. He is being held on $500,000 bail.