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DATE OF INCIDENTS: Multiple occurrences in 2019

INCIDENT: SEXUAL BATTERY

LOCATION: GEO Prison, 10400 Rancho Rd., in Adelanto

SUSPECT(S): Rene Rios Lopez, age 49 of Victorville

SUMMARY:

In November 2019, Deputy K. Riberich was contacted by the Security Threat Manager at GEO Prison in Adelanto regarding an internal investigation he was conducting. During the investigation into the actions of a civilian kitchen worker, Rene Rios Lopez, he deemed the actions of this employee to be not only a violation of company policies but to also be possibly criminal in nature.

Deputy Riberich conducted a two-month-long investigation, which included interviews with eight victims and multiple witnesses. Through his investigation, he found evidence supporting the victims’ allegations of sexual battery against Lopez. A police report was submitted to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for review.

On Monday, February 3, 2020, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed six counts of misdemeanor sexual battery against Rene Rios Lopez.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy K. Riberich at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Staci Parks

Station: Victor Valley

Report #241902767

Phone No: 760-552-6845

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department