FPD needs public’s help in finding man suspected of sexually assaulting girl, 5


The Fullerton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding an undocumented immigrant who is suspected of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.

Investigators believe Rigoberto Arvelo Cubias, 30, of El Salvador is on the run and knows he is wanted by law enforcement.

“He has discarded his previously owned vehicle and cellular phone in what detectives believe is an attempt to elude capture,” said Sgt. Jon Radus, FPD spokesman.

Cubias also may be in possession of a fraudulent California driver’s license, Radus said.

On Dec. 21, police responded to an out-of-area hospital regarding the possible sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl that occurred in Fullerton.

During their investigation, detectives in the Family Crimes Unit named Cubias as a suspect in the crime of engaging in sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child under the age of 10.

Cubias has a prior outstanding $50,000 arrest warrant for a 2014 DUI, under the name “Jose Cubias,” the FPD said in a news release Jan. 11.

Cubias has used multiple aliases, including Jose Cubias, Jose Cubias Arevalo, Jose Riberto Cubias, and Jose Alfonso Cubias Arevalo.

He is described as a male Hispanic, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Cubias’ whereabouts is encouraged to contact Det. Carin Wright at 714-738-6754.

Those wanting to provide information anonymously can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or go to occrimestoppers.org