RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Sexual Assault of a Child|
|Written Date:||September 16, 2021||Time:||10:00 AM|
|Incident Date:||August 24, 2021||Time:||8:00 AM|
|Incident Location:||Various locations in the cities of Perris, Riverside and Bloomington|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant John Burke|
In August of 2021, the Perris Station Investigations Bureau began an investigation into allegations of a past sexual assault against a child. During an extensive investigation, the suspect was identified as Cesar Cortes (24), a resident of Nuevo. Two additional victims were also identified. On September 10, 2021, Investigators from the Perris Sheriff’s Station and members of the Perris Station Special Enforcement Team, located and arrested Cortes without incident. Cortes was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center on multiple charges of sexual assault.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Ramirez at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or email Perris Station.
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