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Posted on: October 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Kidnapping and Assault of Minor



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Kidnapping and Assault of Minor
Station Area:Perris
Written Date:October 15, 2020Time:1:20 AM
Incident Date:October 14, 2020Time:8:36 PM
Incident Location:1200 Burton Road, Perris
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Dave Tinker
File Number(s):PE202880140


Matthew Lamantain-Leatherman

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 8:53 P.M., deputies from the Perris Station responded to the report of a Suspicious Circumstance at the 1200 block of Burton Road, in the City of Perris. The deputies arrived and learned a 14 year old female victim was sexually assaulted inside the public restroom at the location by a male suspect. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to the deputy’s arrival.

Deputies obtained the suspect’s license plate and responded to his residence located at the 22000 block of Hayes Street, in the county area known as Good Hope. Deputies located and detained the suspect, Matthew Lamantain-Leatherman, who was later positively identified by the victim. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.    

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or Deputy Christensen at the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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