Coachella Valley Man Arrested for Drugging and Raping Victim

Coachella Valley Man Arrested for Drugging and Raping Victim

MECCA – A Mecca man was arrested for drugging and raping a victim in October 2016 officials said. Thermal Station deputies investigated the allegations into the sexual assault. The investigation led to a search warrant of the home of 26-year-old Erick Ceja Galvez in the 91-000 Block of 66th Avenue in Mecca. 

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, at around 3:40 p.m.  deputies arrived they made contact with Galvez and arrested him without incident. Authorities said that Galvez was found to be in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell. Galvez faces charges of drugging and raping the victim and possession of a controlled substance for sale. He was booked into the Indio Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Oseguera at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 863-8990, or they can call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP (7867).



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  • Erick Ceja Galvez: Riverside County Sheriff's Department