Police in Fullerton, California are asking for the public’s help in locating a 30-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl last month.
In late December, criminal investigators began searching for evidence after responding to a sexual assault incident involving a child.
Police were called to a local Fullerton area hospital to question the victim on Dec. 21, 2016, the Fullerton Police Department stated in a news release.
The investigation that ensued led authorities to Rigoberto Arevalo Cubias, 30, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, who is believed to possess a fraudulent California driver’s license and is now the chief suspect in the case.
Cubias is accused of “engaging in sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child under the age of 10 years old,” the release stated.
He has a previous criminal record, which includes an outstanding $50,000 arrest warrant for a 2014 DUI under the name “Jose Cubias.”
The suspect is also believed to have used several other aliases: Jose Cubias Arevalo, Jose Roberto Cubias, and Jose Alfonso Cubias Arevalo.
“Detectives believe that Cubias now knows he is wanted by police and he is on the run from law enforcement. He has discarded his previously owned vehicle and cellular phone in what Detectives believe is an attempt to elude capture,” police said in the release.
Cubias is described as a 5-foot-7-inch Hispanic male, with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 185 pounds.
Anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call Fullerton Police Detective Carin Wright at 714-738-6754.
ANONYMOUS TIPS: Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS or 1-855-847-6227.
TEXT: “OCCS” plus your tip to 274637 or visit www.occrimestoppers.org.
H/T: KTLA5 News
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