Barstow man arrested for sexual assault on a child, Detectives searching for more victims

BARSTOW, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities believe there could be additional victims after a 39-year-old tattoo artist from Barstow identified as Christopher Abrian Zamora, was arrested for sexual assault on a child.

On January 2, 2024, at approximately 9:38 a.m., Barstow Police dispatch received a call for service regarding a sexual assault of a child in the 800 block of Linda Lane.

According to a news release, Officers from the Barstow Police Department responded and contacted a 13-year-old victim who informed them she was sexually assaulted by Zamora.

The Barstow Police Department’s Detective Bureau assumed the investigation.

“Detectives learned that the victim had been sexually assaulted by Zamora numerous times over the last few months and located evidence corroborating the victim’s statement,” stated the news release.

Officers located Christopher Zamora at his residence and placed him under arrest and booked him at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto.

He’s charged with PC 261(A)(2) – Rape by Fear, PC261.5(A) – Sexual Intercourse with a Minor under 18, PC 288(A) – Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor, PC 288.5(a) – Continued Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and PC 288(b)(1) – Sexual Intercourse with a Minor Under the Age of 14.

Detective Hollister obtained a search warrant for Zamora’s residence and located additional evidence.

“Additionally, 21 firearms were seized from the residence. Several of the firearms were un-serialized also known as a “Ghost Guns”,” stated officials.

According to public arrest records, Zamora is being held on a $500,000.00 bail and is scheduled for an arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on January 10, 2024.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation may contact Detective Andrew Hollister at (760) 255-5189 or at ahollister@barstowca.org.

Those wishing to remain anonymous may also provide information by calling the WE-TIP hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27469) or by going to www.wetip.com.


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Detectives believe there could be additional victims regarding Zamora.

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