Alleged Sex Offender Arrested in Brawley

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Michael Ruelas
Michael Ruelas

BRAWLEY – On Wednesday April 6, after a lengthy investigation, Imperial County Sheriff’s Investigators served a search warrant in the city of Brawley, which resulted in the arrest of Michael Ruelas (29). Ruelas was booked into Imperial County Jail on suspicion of contact with minor with intent to commit sexual offense, suspicion of contact with minor to commit sexual offense, suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and impersonating a peace officer.

Bail is set at $100,000. Ruelas is employed as a Correctional Clerk for the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and has been placed on administrative leave without pay.