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West Covina Police Department
Thursday March 24th, 2022 :: 03:00 p.m. PDT


Arrest Made in Child Molestation Investigation, Detectives Seeking Additional Victims

DATE OF RELEASE: Thursday, March 24, 2022
On March 24, 2022, West Covina Police detectives, along with the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force – Team 2, arrested an individual in a child molestation investigation. The suspect, Benjamin Gutierrez, a 57-year-old resident of West Covina, was arrested and booked for 288(a) PC (lewd acts on a child under the age of 14 years old) with a bail amount of $300,000.

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West Covina Police Department
Community Relations Officer Alexus Napoles

1444 West Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
626 939-8500


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Believing there may be additional victims, the West Covina Police Department is asking for assistance from the public. Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Pruitt at (626) 939-8522. The suspect is also known to have previously resided in the City of Los Angeles.

West Covina Police Department
1444 W. Garvey Ave.
West Covina, CA 91791

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-939-8500

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