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SLOPD makes arrest in sexual assault investigation

Posted at 4:29 PM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 19:29:56-04

San Luis Obispo police investigating a suspected sexual assault believe there could be other victims.

Investigators took Steven Huerta, 22, into custody last month after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl after providing her with alcohol.

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Steven Huerta

He was arrested on suspicion of rape of an intoxicated victim, penetration with a foreign object, oral copulation of an unconscious victim, statutory rape, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Investigators are encouraging anyone who may be a victim of a similar crime involving Huerta to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department Investigations Division at (805) 594-8038.