BARSTOW – A 41-year-old Barstow man was arrested for the sexual assault of his girlfriend’s teen daughter authorities said.
The 15-year-old female victim reached out to Barstow High School officials reporting the abuse to them on Friday, March 3, 2017. The school official immediately notified the School Resource Officer to inform them of the allegation.
The School Resource Officer interviewed the victim who indicated that she was sexually assaulted approximately one year ago in January 2016 by Juan Carlos Pineda. Pineda was her mother’s live-in boyfriend for several years prior to the assault. The victim indicated that her mother was not at the home when the assault took place.
Barstow Police Detectives assumed the investigation and found evidence supporting the victim’s statement. On Monday, March 6, 2017, the detective conducted an interview with Pineda. Pineda was placed under arrest and was booked into the San Bernardino County Jail in Barstow for lewd and lascivious acts with a child and sexual penetration of a child. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
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