Napa County Sheriff's investigators arrested a 29-year-old man for sexual assault upon an 8-year-old boy.
According to Napa County Sheriff Captain Tracey Stuart, Sheriff’s investigators received information from Child Welfare Services about a reported sexual assault of an 8-year-old boy that had occurred nearly two years ago.
Investigators interviewed the victim, who is now 10. At about 9 p.m. Wednesday, the investigators contacted, interviewed and arrested the suspect, Jesus Rios, 29, at his home outside St. Helena.
He was booked into Napa County Detention Center on suspicion of multiple sexual assault charges. Investigators also removed five firearms -- three rifles and two shotguns -- from the residence for safekeeping.
According to Stuart, the victim disclosed to a family member that his mother’s boyfriend, Jesus Rios, sexually assaulted him nearly two years ago.
This information was reported to a Child Welfare Service’s social worker on Wednesday. The social worker notified Sheriff’s Investigators.
Investigators interviewed the victim who informed them that he was sexually assaulted when he lived with Rios, his mother and infant sibling in Napa.
Rios is suspected of the following charges: sodomy of victim under 14 years of age; aggravated sexual assault; displaying pornographic material/seducing a minor (outside of St. Helena); child endangerment.
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