Jesus Damian Leon

Cochise County Sheriff's Office

A 26-year-old Douglas man was arrested Thursday in connection with a sexual assault that took place at a residence outside McNeal, authorities said.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office learned about the incident on Sunday and were able to identify the suspect as Douglas resident Jesus Damian Leon, sheriff's office spokeswoman, Carol Capas, said in a news release.

Leon was arrested at a business in Douglas Thursday and booked into the Cochise County jail on charges of sexual assault, kidnapping, assault and burglary, Capas said.

Contact reporter Caitlin Schmidt at or 573-4191