PC 288a - Lewd and Lascivicious Acts
BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(760) 256-2215 (fax)
DATE OF PRESS RELEASE: January 13, 2017
DATE OF CRIME: January 12, 2017
OFFENSES: PC 288a - Lewd and Lascivious Acts
PC 288a(a) - Oral Copulation
PC 286 (a)(2) - Sodomy
CR NUMBERS: 17-0165
VICTIM: 14-Year-Old Female Juvenile (name withheld per CA
SUSPECT: Timothy Espinosa, HMA, 40-Year Old, Barstow Resident
CASE AGENT: Detective Andrew Reyes
On Thursday, January 12, 2017, at approximately 2:48 P.M., the Barstow Police Department officers were dispatched to Excelsior Charter School in the 1400 block of State Street for a child sexual abuse allegation. It was discovered the victim is a 14 year old girl who reported to school officials that Timothy Espinosa has sexually molested her several times in the past year, with the most recent incident occurring just three days earlier. The victim reported that Espinosa sodomized her, orally copulated her, and forced her to orally copulate him.
Contact was made with Espinosa and he was subsequently arrested and booked on the above charges. Espinosa was booked at the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto, CA.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation may contact Detective Andrew Reyes at the Barstow Police Department (760) 255-2183. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Albert Ramirez Jr.
Chief of Police