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Press Release: Lewd Acts On A Child
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 08/07/2019 Time: 3:30 PM
Incident Date: 2002 through 2003 Time: N/A
Incident Location: La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Ken Reichle
File Number(s): LA192170047


Marco Antonio Cardenas

In August of 2019, the Thermal Sheriff’s Station received a report of Lewd Acts upon a child which had allegedly been committed in the city of La Quinta.

Investigators conducted an investigation, during which time they determined the victim had been sexually assaulted between the years of 2002 and 2003. Investigators located the suspect, Marco Antonio Cardenas 50, who currently resides in the City of Indio and placed him under arrest.  Cardenas was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center on several felony charges related to sexual assault on a child.

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone who may have further information is encouraged to contact Investigator Berryman at (760) 863-8950.

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


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