Suspect Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

On February 3, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of suspicious activity occurring between an adult and teen-aged juveniles. Sheriff’s Detectives followed-up on the initial report and identified a male suspect who had befriended high school aged children. He allegedly invited the juveniles into his residence in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara and furnished them with alcohol and marijuana. The investigation revealed that on at least two occasions, the juvenile victims had become intoxicated and were sexually assaulted. These assaults occurred on separate occasions in late 2019.

Through their investigation, detectives have identified two juvenile victims and one suspect, 49-year- old Louie “Vincent” Peteque Jr. of Santa Barbara. Peteque was booked at the Sheriff’s Main Jail this morning for lewd and lascivious acts with a child (felony), sexual battery (felony), and willful cruelty to a child (misdemeanor). He is being held on $50,000 bail.

This investigation is ongoing and we are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying additional victims and witnesses. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Nuñez by phone at (805)681-4150 or by e-mail at [email protected]. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling (805)681-4171 or visiting our website.

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aragorn Mar 27, 2020 10:14 AM
Suspect Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child

When I was a teen in the early to mid 70's, and hanging out with my friends, it would be an older brother or sister of one of my friends that would get us alcohol and marijuana. Of course we had to come up with the cash and give them some of the marijuana for their time and effort and they would go out and hangout with their friends doing the same thing.

a-1585965593 Mar 26, 2020 05:54 PM
Suspect Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child

When I was a teen we also had friends who were over 21 so they could buy us liquor and let me tell you that anyone that is over 21 that wants to hang out with 14 year-olds and buy them booze is going to have bad intentions. This guy is a piece of garbage but those teens also are making bad choices by hanging out with them in the first place. We were dumb kids and of course the booze buyers crossed our boundaries, that's sort of par for the course in this scenario EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Tee Gee Mar 26, 2020 05:54 PM
Suspect Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child

A drowning man will take struggling heroes with him. Sadly, the basis of society, the family unit, is no longer steadfast, and the struggling young, the confused adolescents, will regard this kind of devil as an anchor, a rock on which to cling, and placate him. So sad...

Minibeast Mar 26, 2020 04:59 PM
Suspect Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child

Creep. When I was 16, a friend of mine had her breast grabbed by an older man. He was the leader of a group of people of all ages. When this assault happened, my friend was told by her best friend (also part of the group), "Oh, stop making such a fuss. He didn't mean anything." If I had been there, I would have knocked that pervert on his ass.

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