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Press Release: Sexual Assault Investigation
Agency: Temecula Police
Station Area: Southwest
Written Date: May 21, 2019 Time: 12:00 p.m.
Incident Date: May 17, 2019 Time: 4:22 a.m
Incident Location: 44000 block of Bellflower Lane, Temecula
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Collazo
File Number(s): TE191370016


Mark Richard Neeley II

On May 17, 2019 at approximately 4:22 a.m. the Temecula Police Department responded to the area of Rancho California Road and Ynez Road regarding a victim who had been sexually assaulted, moments prior, at a nearby townhome located on the 44000 block of Bellflower Lane in Temecula.  During the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as 36-year-old Mark Richard Neeley II, a resident of Temecula.  A search warrant was served by investigators at Neeley’s residence and evidence linking Neeley to the incident was located.  Investigators have identified additional victims with similar accusations against Neeley.  Investigators are conducting further investigation into those other incidents.

Neeley was arrested during the service of the search warrant at his residence.  He was booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center on charges involving sex acts and his bail was set at $1,000,000.  Based on the circumstances of the investigation, it appears there could be other victims who have not come forward at this time.  Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Cornett at the Temecula Police Department (951) 696-3000 or Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch (951) 776-1099. 

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


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