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Posted on: December 31, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Arranging to Meet with a Minor for Lewd Purposes



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Arranging to Meet with a Minor for Lewd Purposes 
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:December 31, 2019Time:1:15 PM
Incident Date:December 31, 2019Time:2:55 AM
Incident Location:50000 Block of Calle Tolosa, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Thomas Anderson
File Number(s):Y193650004


Jonathan Joseph Munoz

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at approximately 02:55 AM, deputies assigned to the Thermal Station responded to a call for service at a residence located on the 50000 block of Calle Tolosa in the city of Coachella, regarding an adult male attempting to meet with a minor for lewd purposes. The initial investigation revealed an adult male, contacted a 14-year-old female and attempted to obtain her participation in specific sexual acts. The male was identified as Jonathan Joseph Munoz, an 18-year-old resident of La Quinta.

Jonathan Joseph Munoz was contacted in the 54000 block of Avenida Alvarado in the city of La Quinta and arrested at the location without incident.  Munoz was subsequently booked at the Indio Jail for arranging to meet with a minor for lewd purposes.

This investigation is on-going.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Chancellor at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760) 863-8990.

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

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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