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Press Release: Child Molestation investigation -Arrest of suspect
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore 
Written Date: June 14, 2019 Time: 3:25 PM
Incident Date: April, 2019 Time:  
Incident Location: 33000 block of Adelfa St., Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brett Seckinger
File Number(s): WI190890014


Eric Pineda

In April of 2019, detectives with the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station began an investigation into a report of Lewd and Lascivious Acts against a child. The investigation led detectives to other cases within the jurisdiction of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station and the Temecula Sheriff’s Station related to the same suspect. The investigations involved the video taping of young children, alleged kissing, touching and other sexual acts involving young children and the impregnation of a 15-year old.

In June of 2019, after several investigative techniques were utilized, the suspect was identified, and his address was surveilled. On June 14, 2019, the suspect was observed leaving his residence and was taken into custody by detectives.

The suspect, identified as Eric Pineda, 28-years old and a resident of Lake Elsinore was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on charges related to the molestation of children. 

This investigation is continuing and anyone who may have additional information is encouraged to contact Lead Investigator Lacy Stutler at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.


Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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