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Sexual Assault Arrests
updated: Jan 27, 2014, 4:44 PM

Source: SBPD

Ubaldo De La Cruz-Gonzalez, age 29, and Carlos Rojas-Villafana, age 43, both of Santa Barbara, were arrested for multiple felonies stemming from the sexual assault of a 28-year old woman, a Santa Barbara resident.

On October 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., the victim of the incident, accompanied by an advocate from the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, went to the Police Station lobby to report that she had been sexually assaulted. SBPD Officers Kent McBride and Mitch Jan conducted the preliminary investigation in this case and SBPD Crimes Against Persons Detective Brian Larson conducted the follow-up investigation. Their investigation included interviews, the collection of evidence, a forensic medical examination of the victim, and surveillance that led to the identification of De La Cruz-Gonzalez and Rojas-Villafana as the suspects in this case. The suspects reside in the same house on the 200 block of N. Milpas Street.

Investigation revealed that on October 23, 2013 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the victim accompanied a friend to the suspects' residence to drink beers. A short while after arriving the victim's friend abruptly departed, leaving the victim with the suspects. At approximately 10:40 p.m. the victim attempted to leave but was prevented from doing so and was forcefully and repeatedly sexually assaulted until approximately 7:00 a.m. The victim was released when she convinced De La Cruz-Gonzalez that she needed to be at work that morning.

On January 24, 2014 at 8:22 a.m. Detective Larson contacted De La Cruz-Gonzalez and Rojas-Villafana on the 100 block of S. Alisos Street where they were working, detailing a car.

De La Cruz-Gonzalez was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on the following charges with a bail amount of $100,000.00:

· Rape by force

· Oral copulation by force

· Penetration with a foreign object (digital penetration) by force

Rojas-Villafana was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on the following charges with a bail amount of $100,000.00: · Assault with the intent to commit rape

· Penetration with a foreign object (digital penetration) by force

· Sexual battery while victim restrained

Carlos Rojas-Villafana

Ubaldo De La Cruz-Gonzalez




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