Carpinteria – Santos Javier Guevara-Olivia, 33, not only has a long name, he’s generating a long criminal career for himself. Pursuant to his 2009 conviction for felony grand theft and false imprisonment in Santa Barbara Superior Court and his subsequent prison sentence, Mr. Guevara-Olivia was deported back to sunny El Salvador from when he came, but has somehow managed, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover’s report to the media, “illegally re-enter the United States and take up residence in Carpinteria.”
While living with a girlfriend in Carpinteria, this gentleman was reported to have sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s 13-year old daughter on January 23, 2013. When he was contacted by Deputies, Guevara-Olivia left Carpinteria in his rearview mirror and departed with all due alacrity. Subsequently, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office filed charges of aggravated sexual assault on a child under 14 years of age as well as forcible rape.
As well as reporting their suspect’s unlawful presence in this country to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, SBSD Detectives pursued information about Guevara-Olivia’s whereabouts and eventually tracked him to Hyattsville, Maryland, where Hoover reported it was determined “he was hiding out at a family member’s home.” Consolidating resources among SBSD Detectives, ICE officers, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Officers, and Maryland State Police, Guevara-Olivia was taken into custody in Hyattsville. Pursuant to an extradition warrant from California Governor Jerry Brown, Guevara-Olivia was returned to Santa Barbara County Jail where he was booked on charges that qualify him for a prison sentence of life without possibility of parole. He remains in jail on no bail.