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Trial begins for Garden Grove man accused of attacking disabled woman in her bedroom

Orange County DA's Office

Richard Vu Nguyen

A man from Garden Grove stands trial today for allegedly attacking one of his roommates -- a 45-year-old woman suffering from Down syndrome -- by stomping and kicking her in the head and torso, prosecutors announced.

According to a press release from the Orange County DA’s Office, Richard Vu Nguyen, 45, assaulted the woman in an act that was secretly caught on video by the victim’s family.

Although the victim is unable to speak, family members suspected something was going on beginning in March of last year, and set up the video camera in her bedroom to find out what. After the alleged attack was recorded, the family members took the evidence to Garden Grove police.

Prosecutors did not say whether the footage would be used as evidence in the trial beginning today in the North Justice Center in Fullerton.