In an operational sweep by San Jose police between Jan. 1 and Feb. 14, nearly three dozen men were arrested on suspicion of various sexual assault crimes, the police department said Tuesday.
The department's Sexual Assault Investigations Unit arrested 35 suspects who had outstanding warrants, police said. All the suspects are San Jose residents.
The charges range from misdemeanor sexual assault to felony sexual assault of a minor and felony rape, police said. The crimes occurred between 2016 and as recently as this month.
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The suspects include: Carlos Anguiano, 33; Adrian Avila, 29; Juan Barraza, 53; Victor Cuellar-Calles, 30; Isaac De La Rosa, 51; Sergio S. Dominguez, 46; Edward Escalante, 38; Dionte Foster, 39; Travis Gold, 38; Hector Gutierrez, 32;
Justin Holt, 29; Reyver Huantemendez, 24; Elias Huerta, 51; Charles Lee, 27; Juan Longoria, 44; Francisco Lopez-Averanga, 59; Jose R. Marquez, 46; Arturo Martinez-Viscorra, 39; Juan Medina, 31; Joey Mitchel, 28; Peter Montero, 63; Romel Nieto-Valencia, 32; Emari Ogarrow, 42;
Luis Portillo, 31; Jerry Puga Jr., 53; Luis S. Quintero, 33; Kevin Rivera, 23; Jose Rodriguez-Rios, 62; Alfonso Rodriguez-Rios, 44; Daniel Rosado, 62; Rene Salazar, 36; Luis Santa Cruz-Jimenez, 27; Jorge Soto, 18; Michael Walsh, 51; Jose Zarate, 47.
Most of the arrests were made during a one-month period, police said, with assistance from SJPD's special units such as MERGE, Street Crimes, METRO and VCET, as well as the Bureau of Investigations.
Two of the warrant arrests were made outside of San Jose, police said.
It is possible there could be additional victims, police added.
Anyone with information about any of the cases should contact the San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit at 408-537-1394. Tips can be anonymous by using the P3TIPS mobile app, calling the tip line at 408-947-STOP or on www.svcrimestoppers.org.