By Jim Kouri
Law enforcement officers in Southern California said on Thursday that they are continuing their search for an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who is wanted for his heinous sex crimes perpetrated on a 5-year-old girl.
Fullerton, California, police detectives accuse 30-year-old Rigoberto Arevalo Cubias of engaging in sexual intercourse and sodomy with a minor under the age of 10-years-old following their investigation, which started in late December. Authorities believe Cubias might have a California driver’s license, either legally or fraudulently obtained.
California’s Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats had passed a law making the entire state a sanctuary for illegal aliens even if they commit a crime.
On Dec. 21, 2016, Fullerton Police officers responded to a hospital regarding a suspected sexual assault of a 5 year old female that had occurred in Fullerton.
The investigation by detectives from the department’s Family Crimes Unit identified the suspect as Rigoberto Arevalo Cubias, born on Feb. 21,1986, a male Latino, approximately 5’7”, 185 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.
When he’s captured the suspect will be charged with the crime of engaging in sexual intercourse/sodomy with a child under the age of 10 years old, in violation of California Penal Code Section 288.7 (described here).
PENAL CODE – PEN
PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [25 – 680]
( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
TITLE 9. OF CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON INVOLVING SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC DECENCY AND GOOD MORALS [261 – 368.5]
( Heading of Title 9 amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1111, Sec. 2. )
CHAPTER 5. Bigamy, Incest, and the Crime Against Nature [281 – 289.6]
( Chapter 5 enacted 1872. )
(a) Any person 18 years of age or older who engages in sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child who is 10 years of age or younger is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of 25 years to life.
(b) Any person 18 years of age or older who engages in oral copulation or sexual penetration, as defined in Section 289, with a child who is 10 years of age or younger is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of 15 years to life.
Cubias is being identified as an “undocumented immigrant from El Salvador” since the politically-correct politicians prohibit the use of the term “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien.”
Besides the rape case, Cubias has a prior, outstanding $50,000 arrest warrant for a DUI from 2014 under the name “Jose Cubias”. The police report notes that this suspect has multiple aliases, including Jose Cubias, Jose Cubias Arevalo, Jose Riberto Cubias, and Jose Alfonso Cubias Arevalo, according to the Fullerton Police Department.
Detectives believe that Cubias is aware he is wanted by law enforcement and he continues to evade the police manhunt. Police also report that he abandoned his previously owned vehicle and cellular phone in what Detectives believe is an attempt to elude capture.
The Fullerton Police Department is encouraging anyone with information on Cubias’ whereabouts to contact FPD Detective Carin Wright at (714) 738-6754
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Jim writes for Conservative Base.