Request for Witness Information
Santa Barbara County- July 18th, 2012
After an investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, Shane Villalpando, was arrested for rape and other related charges on April 20, 2012. On April 24, 2012 the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office filed several felony charges against Mr.Villalpando, including rape, illegal administration of a drug, unlawful sex with a minor, and dissuading a witness. The incidents are alleged to have occurred between January 28, 2012 and April 13, 2012 and they involved students at St. Joseph’s High School and Righetti High School. Mr. Villalpando is currently out of custody having posted bail.
Based upon additional evidence discovered during the investigation, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office have reason to believe there are other victims and witnesses in the community. The Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office are asking any additional witnesses to come forward. If you have more information, please contact Sheriff Detective Matthew Fenske 934-6177 or DA Investigator Marissa Tanore at 346-7458.
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