SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AFTER MEETING VICTIM ONLINE
Photo: Eduardo Ramon Flores
“RIVERSIDE, CA – The Riverside Police Department’s Sexual Assault – Child Abuse Unit (SACA) recently arrested Eduardo “Eddie” Ramon Flores, 34-years-old of Santa Fe Springs, for sexual assault. Detectives began an investigation after learning a woman had been victimized in early September after meeting Mr. Flores online through a dating app called “Shout.” The alleged sexual assault occurred after the suspect met the victim in person for the first time.
An arrest warrant was obtained and on Friday, October 29, 2021, Mr. Flores was located in Santa Fe Springs and later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. He was released that same day on $55,000 bail.
They also believe there are additional victims who have not yet come forward. If anyone has additional information about this ongoing investigation and arrest of Eduardo “Eddie” Ramon Flores, please contact Detective Melissa Brazil at (951) 353-7950 or MBrazil@RiversideCA.gov.
Online dating and the use of dating apps is very common, but you should always be cautious when interacting with someone you do not know. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and you can visit their website at https://www.rainn.org for resources, survivor stories, and safety & prevention tips to help keep you safe.”