Friday, February 12 , 2016, 9:47 am | Fair 60º

Man Charged with Having Sex with 12-Year-Old Girl

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Ricardo Javier Rivera Flores
Ricardo Javier Rivera Flores

A 19-year-old man was arrested early Saturday for allegedly having sex with a pre-teen girl in a parked car, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Ricardo Javier Rivera Flores was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of committing lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, said Sgt. Mark Norling.

The arrest came after officers were dispatched at about 12:15 a.m. to the 400 block of West Park Avenue regarding a suspicious vehicle.

“Officers located the vehicle and discovered the 19-year-old suspect in the vehicle with a 12-year-old victim,” Norling said. “The investigation revealed that the two had been having intercourse in the vehicle.”

Flores initially gave officers a false name and date of birth, Norling said, but they eventually determined his true identity.

The girl’s name was not released.

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» on 01.26.13 @ 06:32 PM

Where were the victims parents?  Another example of something that goes on ‘south of the border’ and now it’s ‘Hey, what’s the problem?’ here in the U.S.

» on 01.26.13 @ 07:52 PM

Right, Interloper, because we all know that no one born in america molests minors, eh?

» on 01.26.13 @ 09:12 PM

It’s common in Mexico for adult men to have sex with minor females, (little girls).  Just do some research and you can find this out on your own.  A different culture with different values…

» on 01.26.13 @ 09:59 PM

How could anyone resist a “man” with a cut in his eyebrow and a stud there too? Hombbre guapo!

» on 01.29.13 @ 07:30 PM

Another illegal alien or anchor baby, what a nice group the Democrats brought in for their votes. The hell with the rest of us..

These are cockroaches living with us, hang em high.

California is going to hell quickly.

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