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Lake Elsinore Station

Posted on: June 1, 2022

One Person Arrested in Sexual Assault Investigation


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jeff Reese

File # F220280030


Jubran Thabit

In January of 2022, the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau began an investigation into allegations of a sexual assault. During the course of the investigation the suspect was identified as Jubran Thabit, a 43-year-old resident of Temecula.

On June 1, 2022, Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, arrested Thabit who was eventually transported to Robert Prestley Detention Center and booked on the charges of rape and sexual penetration with a foreign object.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Master Investigator Stites at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members.  Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

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