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Redwood City man arrested for child sex assaults

Investigators concerned there may be additional victims who have yet to come forward
A San Mateo County Sheriff's Office vehicle.

A 66-year-old man was arrested in Redwood City after investigators said he sexually assaulted and raped multiple minors.

Redwood City resident Sergio Emelio Perez-Juarez was arrested Sept.15 by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple minors. Photo courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office detectives initiated an investigation in March after receiving a report of a sexual assault of a minor, the Sheriff's Office said in a press statement on Friday, Sept. 15. Detectives identified the suspect as Sergio Emelio Perez-Juarez, 66, of Redwood City, who allegedly sexually assaulted multiple minors.

Deputies contacted Perez-Juarez in the 100 block of Northumberland Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City on Sept. 15 and arrested him for the commission of a lewd act upon a child, forcible lewd act upon a child, aggravated sexual assault of a child and rape by force or fear. He was booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility.

"Due to Perez-Juarez facing multiple allegations of sexual assault, there is concern for additional unknown victims who have not come forward yet," the Sheriff's Office said.

Anyone with information about this crime or crimes associated with Sergio Emelio Perez-Juarez is encouraged to contact Detective N. Pitts at 650-363-4060 or or Detective R. Cousenes, 650-363-4066 or Alternatively, one may remain anonymous by calling the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Anonymous Tip Line at 800-547-2700.



About the Author: Sue Dremann

Sue Dremann is a veteran journalist who joined the Palo Alto Weekly in 2001. She is a breaking news and general assignment reporter who also covers the regional environmental, health and crime beats.
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