YUCCA VALLEY:On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Deputies S. Ables and R. Lomeli responded to a residence in Yucca Valley for a rape investigation. The 59-year-old victim called to report she had been raped at her residence on July 25, 2014, by a male she only knew as Carlos. During the interview with the victim, deputies were able to positively identify the male suspect as 31-year-old Carlos Flores of Yucca Valley.
According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman said she met Flores in an emergency room on July 24. Together they went to Palm Springs, and the woman told Sheriff’s deputies that when they returned to the woman’s home, he forced himself on her. The report states she waited to contact police because she was too embarrassed, and didn’t think she could report a rape since she had invited him inside.
Deputies made contact with Flores at his residence in Yucca Valley. During their contact with Flores, deputies were able to obtain sufficient evidence to support the victim’s allegations . Deputies S. Ables and R. Lomeli subsequently arrested and booked Flores into the Morongo Basin Jail for PC 261 – Rape, with a bail amount set at $250,000.00.
source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release