RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Sexual Assault|
|Station Area:||Lake Elsinore|
|Written Date:||May 14, 2021||Time:||1:15 PM|
|Incident Date:||May 14, 2021||Time:||10:00 AM|
|Incident Location:q||200 Block of Heald Avenue, Lake Elsinore|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Julio Olguin|
On Friday, May 14, 2021, Lake Elsinore Sheriff Station Investigators assisted patrol deputies with an ongoing investigation regarding a past sexual assault that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Heald Avenue, Lake Elsinore. During the course of this investigation, it was revealed that 27-year-old Gerardo Villagran from Lake Elsinore had committed a sexual assault on a juvenile. Lake Elsinore Station Investigators and the Special Enforcement Team attempted to contact Villagran at his residence when he attempted to flee out the back door, he was detained without incident hiding in a shed. Villagran was transported to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station for an interview. Gerardo Villagran was then booked into a Riverside County Jail for multiple sexual assault charges and a bail enhancement was authored and approved for two million dollars.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Andrade or Deputy Day at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (951) 776-1099.
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