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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Sexual Assault

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Sexual Assault
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:October 5, 2021Time:10:30 AM
Incident Date:October 1, 2021Time:11:00 PM
Incident Location:410 block of W. Pottery Street, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):L212740130


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Selvin Garcia-Yax

Details:

On October 1, 2021, the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau began an investigation into allegations of multiple counts of sexual assault against a child. After an extensive investigation, the suspect was identified as Selvin Garcia-Yax, 45 years old, a resident of Lake Elsinore. Garcia-Yax was eventually transported to Cois Byrd Detention Center and booked on multiple charges of Sexual Assault of a Child. His bail is set at $1,000,000.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Poznanski at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

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