On Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 7:05 P.M. officers from the Rialto Police Department responded to a residence located in the 700 block of West El Molino Street to investigate leads of a runaway juvenile being at the location. The runaway juvenile was subsequently located inside the home along with a large marijuana grow, containing 426 plants. Noah Negrete and Anthony Contreras were detained at the scene.
Officers were able to determine the runaway juvenile had been sexually assaulted. Detectives responded to the scene to continue with the investigation. Detectives learned as many as 10 victims may have been sexually assaulted in the El Molino home. Contreras and Negrete were arrested at the residence by Rialto Police Detectives and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
An active investigation continued through Monday, January 18, 2021, and Detectives responded to the El Molino residence a second time and located Cintya Escoto as well as Gabriel Correa. Both Escoto and Correa were taken custody in connection with this investigation.
Detectives have determined several female victims were brought to the residence from various cities throughout San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties and sexually assaulted. A total of four victims ranging from 12-17 years of age have been identified. Detectives are attempting to identify additional victims who are believed to have also been sexually assaulted at the location.
All four suspects were booked into the West Valley Detention Center for various crimes ranging from pimping and pandering, child endangerment, lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14, prostitution of a child under the age of 16 and other related charges.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes is urged to contact Sergeant James Mills at (909) 421-7225. Media inquiries can be directed to Captain Anthony Vega (909) 820-2526.