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PC 288(c)(1) – Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child

Post Date:03/08/2017 9:05 AM




(760) 255-5182

(760) 255-2025 (fax)





DATE:                                    March 7, 2017                                                         


     OFFENSE:                          PC 288(c)(1) – Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child

                                                PC 289(a)(1)(A) – Sexual Penetration of a Child


CR NUMBER:                     17-0884


DATE OF INCIDENT:         January 2016


SUSPECTS:                         Juan Carlos Pineda, HMA, 41-Year-Old, Barstow Resident


VICTIMS:                              Juvenile Female 15-Years-Old


CASE AGENT                    Detective Leo Griego



On March 3, 2017, at approximately 2:52 PM, a 15-year-old juvenile reported to a school official at Barstow High School that she was the victim of a sexual assault approximately one year ago.  The school official immediately notified the School Resource Officer of the allegation.


School Resource Officer Montoria Franklin interviewed the victim and she reported that in January 2016, her mother’s boyfriend, Juan Carlos Pineda sexually assaulted her.  The victim reported that her mother was not home when the assault took place. The victim said the suspect lived at her residence with her mother for several years and that the sexual abuse occurred within the last year.   


The Barstow Police Department’s Detective Division assumed the investigation and Detective Leo Griego began investigating the incident.  Detective Griego’ investigation revealed further evidence corroborating the victim’s statement.  Detective Griego also showed the victim a photographic line-up and she positively identified Juan Carlos Pineda as the suspect.  


On March 6, 2017, Detective Griego spoke with Pineda at the Detective Division and conducted an interview with him regarding this investigation. After the interview, Detective Griego placed Pineda under arrest. Pineda was booked at the San Bernardino County Jail in Barstow for the listed charges.





The Barstow Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Leo Griego at 760-255-5187. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or may leave information on the We-Tip website at 


Albert S. Ramirez Jr.                                        

Chief of Police



Adam Cortinas

Detective Sergeant
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