Photo: Raymond Valenzuela Jr.
IMPERIAL — Based on allegations of sexual abuse of a minor under 14 years of age, the ICSO began an investigation on February 5. This investigation revealed the name of 48-year-old Raymond Valenzuela Jr. as a suspect.
Then, on February 22, Valenzuela was arrested as authorities served search warrants at his home and his place of business.
The suspect was booked on charges that included sodomy by force or fear, child molestation, sexual battery, and communication with a minor to arrange a meeting for sex.
Valenzuela’s bail was set at $1 million. If anyone has further information, please call ICSO Investigations at (442) 265-2045.