Accused Utah Sex Offender Caught in California

Accused Utah Sex Offender Caught in California

Santa Barbara County – Life as a sex offending felon truly sucks…so to speak. There is, apparently considerable verity to the notion that should you be accused of a sex crime in this country, “you can run, but you cannot hide.”

The truth of that was made apparent once again in mid-July when, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, SBSD Deputies—in the normal course of a completely unrelated investigation pursuant to a routine call for service—stumbled across information about the location of Jose Luis Coronado.

The 52-year old resident of Santa Barbara County had, in 2012, been accused of the “aggravated sexual abuse of a child” in the state of Utah, Hoover reported. Since that allegation had been made, Coronado had not made any appearance in any Utah jurisdiction, and remained at large, his whereabouts unknown to law enforcement.

But when SBSD deputies in the Lompoc area were on their otherwise routine call and came upon credible information indicating his presence within their jurisdiction, “an exhaustive search to find Coronado” immediately ensued.

Three weeks later, on August 8th, SBSD Deputies, working in concert with the Lompoc Police Department, located Coronado at his workplace within the city limits of Lompoc and took him into custody without altercation or incident. Coronado was then summarily transported to Santa Barbara County Jail where remains held without bail pending extradition to Utah, and where, presumably, the wheels of justice will determine his guilt or innocence.

The lesson here: the mere accusation of a sex offense guarantees serious consequences.

Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking

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