Palm Springs man arrested for rape and cyber-bullying of Valley girl


el-centro-police-department logoEL CENTRO – On April 25, 2014, the El Centro Police Department received a complaint alleging a 22-year-old resident of Palm springs, CA carried on a sexual relationship with an El Centro 16-year-old.

The relationship ended and the 22-year-old accosted and extorted the 16-year old into continuing the relationship by posting nude and semi-nude photographs on the internet.

El Centro Police Department detectives, along with agents from Homeland Security Investigations, conducted an investigation and drew the 22-year-old to the city of El Centro where he was arrested and subsequently booked into Imperial County Jail for several violations including unlawful intercourse with a minor and cyber-bullying.

The investigation is still ongoing due to the potential for additional charges.

The El Centro Police Department thanked the participating agents from Homeland Security Investigations for their collaboration and professionalism.