Man arrested for child sexual assault in US illegally

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KOLO) - Police in South Lake Tahoe have arrested a man for multiple sexual assaults on minors.

According to police, 46-year-old Sergio Antonio Recendiz-Rodriguez, who is in the US illegally and has been placed on an immigration hold, committed the assaults at the Goodwill Store in South Lake Tahoe, where he was not an employee. He is charged with multiple counts of sexual battery on minors under the age of 14.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at (530) 542-6100 or Secret Witness at (530) 541-6800 and reference SLTPD case# 1901-1341.

According to a statement, "SLTPD would like to thank Goodwill and their employees for the tremendous amount of help we got from them. It was their quick response and assistance that allowed us to identify this suspect."

STATEMENT FROM GOODWILL:

Goodwill Industries® Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada (Goodwill) appreciates the opportunity to have assisted in the arrest of Sergio Antonio Recendiz-Rodriguez by working closely with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and Detectives. We will continue to support local law enforcement agencies throughout our region to ensure the neighborhoods and communities we serve remain safe. Through our trained Asset Protect staff, we provide unparalleled expertise and constant vigilance in all our locations. Goodwill continues to prioritize a safe work and shopping environment for our employees and community members.

President and CEO Richard Abrusci: “As leader of a community-owned organization, it’s imperative that we use our resources to not only help the disadvantaged, but to create a safe environment for everyone. The communities we serve continue to be at the forefront of everything we do.”