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Montebello Police Department
Thursday August 6th, 2015 :: 09:17 a.m. PDT


NEWS RELEASE: WANTED; Pablo Pinto Mata is being sought for the rape of a minor.

S-Mata owned and operated Los Angeles Imports located at 2412 W. Whittier Blvd. in the City of Montebello. S-Mata is known to be a “Santero” (Santeria Priest) and conducted healing rituals at his business. In late 2013 S-Mata conducted three healing rituals to a 16 year old female and had her disrobe. On the last visit S-Mata forced the minor to disrobe and sexually assaulted her. S-Mata told the minor the assault was part of the healing ritual.

S-Mata has eluded police since 2013. Montebello Police Department believes there may be additional victims who may have been sexually assaulted by S-Mata. Anyone who may have been victimized or has information as to the whereabouts of S-Mata is encouraged to call Detective Alfred Martinez of the Montebello Police Department.

Contact: Montebello Police Department 323-887-1313
Detective Martinez

Montebello Police Department
1600 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 323-887-1313

Detective Alfred Martinez

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