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Santa Ana Police Department
Thursday June 21st, 2018 :: 03:04 p.m. PDT


SAPD Detectives Arrest Suspect In Child Molestation Case. Believe There May Be Additional Victims.

Suspect: Trinidad Tavarez (51) Santa Ana

Synopsis: A 4-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while attending a church service at Oasis Christian Church in Santa Ana on Father’s Day. Jose Trinidad Tavarez has been working as a handyman and security guard for the Oasis Christian Church for the past year. Tavarez has been living out of his van, which was parked on the church property.

Santa Ana Police arrested Tavarez for sexually assaulting the girl. He was booked at the Orange County Jail on Child Molestation charges. Tavarez has prior arrests for soliciting an undercover officer for sex and contempt of court.

Video Surveillance:

SAPD Detectives believe there may be additional victims and ask anyone with information to contact Corporal R. Bonilla at 714-245-8412, [email protected] or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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