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SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Wednesday March 30th, 2022 :: 03:38 p.m. PDT


Rancho Cucamonga Resident Arrested for Rape; Investigators Believe There May be Additional Victims

DATE/TIME:                     March 29, 2022

INCIDENT:                        PC 261(a)(3) – Rape of an Intoxicated Person 

LOCATION:                      City of Rancho Cucamonga

SUSPECT(S):                    ORNELAS, Jonathan Isaac      Age: 21      Resident of Rancho Cucamonga, CA

VICTIM(S):                       Confidential

SUMMARY: In January 2022, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department began an investigation of a possible rape that occurred at a party in the city of Rancho Cucamonga.

Initial investigation revealed the victim became intoxicated while attending the party and went to sleep at the residence. A short time later, Jonathan Ornelas raped the unconscious victim.

Through further investigation, detectives obtained evidence to corroborate the rape.  The case was presented to the District Attorney's Office for review and a felony charge of PC 261 (a)(3) - Rape of an Intoxicated Person was filed against Ornelas.  A $250,000 warrant was issued for Ornelas' arrest.  

On March 25, 2022, Ornelas was arrested and booked at the West Valley Detention Center where he later posted bail and was released from custody.

During the investigation, information was obtained leading detectives to believe there may be additional victims who may have been sexually assaulted by Ornelas. 

Detectives are releasing a booking photo of Ornelas. If anyone was victimized by Ornelas, and/or has information pertinent to this investigation, they are urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, Detective Bureau at 909-477-2800. If you choose to remain anonymous, call We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

Refer: Detective Michael Roth

Station: Rancho Cucamonga Station

Phone No. (909) 477-2800

Case No. 112200600

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
10510 Civic Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-477-2800

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