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San Jose PD Arrests Suspect for Sexual Assault
Filed under Press Release, on 10/17/2018 4:35:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Sexual Assault CASE NUMBER: 18-287-0735
LOCATION: 2700 block of S. King Road, San Jose
DATE: 10/14/2018
VICTIM: Withheld AGE: 17 Years
SUSPECTS: Esteban Mosqueda AGE: 20 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident


Suspect Esteban Mosqueda



San Jose, Calif.  On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at about 6:30 PM, a violent sexual assault occurred behind a church located in the 2700 block of S. King Road in San Jose. The suspect lured a 17 year-old female victim to a secluded area and violently attacked and sexually assaulted her.

Extensive follow-up investigation by Sexual Assaults detectives led to the identification of suspect Esteban Mosqueda as the person responsible for the attack. Detectives subsequently obtained an arrest warrant for Mosqueda. On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit apprehended Mosqueda at a residence in San Jose. Mosqueda will be booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for penetration with a foreign object - 289 PC (felony), assault with a deadly weapon - 245 PC (felony), false imprisonment - 236 PC (felony), and sexual battery - 243.4 PC (felony).

Chief Eddie Garcia said, “ I want to commend our survivor for her strength through this ordeal. I also wish to laud the amazing work of our detectives who tirelessly followed up leads and used amazing police instincts to identify and take a violent predator off our streets.”  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Beth Stenger of the San Jose Police Department's Sexual Assaults Investigation Unit at (408) 277-4102. 

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the Crime Stoppers link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Jason Ta #3265
DATE: 10/17/18 TIME: 4:30 PM DATE: 10/17/18 TIME: 4:30 PM


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