Monday, 25 March 2013 21:35

Sutter Creek man arrested for aggravated sexual assault of child

On March 18, 2013 Rudy Ruano Suarez Jr, 35, of Sutter Creek was arrested by Amador County Sheriff’s Detectives on an active, no bail, Amador County Superior Court Warrant of Arrest alleging violations of California Penal Code (PC) section 269(a)(1) PC, aggravated sexual assault of child, a felony; 13 counts of PC 288(b)(1) PC, lewd or lascivious acts involving children accomplished through force and/or fear, a felony; 288(a) PC lewd or lascivious acts, a felony; and thirteen special allegations.

The arrest warrant was sought by the Amador County District Attorney’s Office based upon an Amador County Sheriff’s Office investigation. The investigation involved a 17 year old female victim who reported that Suarez, her former step-father, began sexually assaulting her in 2007, at age 12, while the family resided in Woodland. The assaults reportedly continued when the family moved to Amador County in July 2008. The most recent sexual assault was reported to have taken place at a residence on Ridge Road in late 2011 after Suarez had moved out of the family home. Over 100 incidents of sexual abuse, occurring across multiple law enforcement jurisdictions, were reported by the victim. Based upon the investigation that was conducted, none of the victim’s three younger siblings appear to have been victims of Suarez’s sexual assaults.

Suarez is currently being held, without bail, in the Amador County Jail.

Story from press release, edited by Tom Slivick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.