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Lodi police Lt. Chris Piombo warns of alarming trend: More adult males being arrested on suspicion of sex with teenage girls

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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:02 am, Mon Dec 13, 2010.

Lt. Chris Piombo had seen enough. The veteran Lodi Police lieutenant and occasional News-Sentinel contributor had the type of sexual assault case come through his unit that he'd seen too many times before: an adult male suspected of having sexual relations with a teenage girl. This time it was 21-year-old Arturo Garcia, who was arrested in November for allegedly having unlawful sex with a 14-year-old girl — for the second time in 19 months.

Appalled by the number of incidents, Piombo wants to get the word out in the hopes it may curb what he sees as an alarming trend. In the past year, one-quarter of sexual assault cases in Lodi have involved adults arrested for suspected sexual relations with minors, according to Piombo. There have been 15 such cases, Piombo said, and in all but one case the suspect was an adult male.

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8 comments:

  • Ralph Gerwing posted at 10:51 pm on Sun, Apr 13, 2014.

    Ralph Gerwing Posts: 16

    In light of this story "Lodi man convicted of rape gets life without parole" , i come back to this internet page, to reread, the thoughts, of Captain Chris Piombo. Rather courageous of him to step up to the public safety plate, and say, young men / boys, hands of for sex of underage girls. I know the message is important, and he delivered it here, straight forward and to the point. No pun intended, . Way to go Chris, i hope your retirement is filled with lots of social events, and good connections all around.

    I hope a few teachers, in the high schools, pick up on this story, as well as dads with young boys, and read this to them, and get them to give their thoughts on the matter. it is of ongoing importance.

    i hope a few reach out quietly to the family of the young girl and give moral, and emotional support to the young girl, that went through this ordeal. in cause and effect " imo " this is one of the most serious a young woman can go through,

    Men, let us keep our woman safe, with a place to talk out their feelings and thoughts, of transgressions,

    i have so come to enjoy the Lodi area, Every where i have been on a day trip to your fine city,j i was treated, with smiles, and politeness. the book lady, tom's books, and the safe way, that Mr. Israel manages.

    A good community is a supporting community, my eye has been captured by a Senorita with big brown eyes, and a great smile. kind of makes me feel good about myself, in all of this , i will stay a Sentinel and a Guardian, in Vancouver, or your fine place of Lodi / Acampo / Galt,

    Chris, your one fine Champion of a Man.

     
  • Tina Reza posted at 2:14 pm on Fri, Dec 17, 2010.

    Tina Reza Posts: 1

    I dont think that this article is racist, he is stating a fact by statistics for lodi.

     
  • Mary Henschel posted at 9:29 pm on Mon, Dec 13, 2010.

    Mary Henschel Posts: 46

    Joe, I agree.

    Betty, parents trust bus drivers, because they're supposedly screened for prior convictions. Trouble is, there are some who have no record simply because they've never been caught.

    I don't see a bias in this story, either. There are plenty of places where white men prey on teen girls. No doubt it happens in Lodi. I read about it happening all over the USA, and in states where the population is primarily Caucasian, the perps are Caucasian as well. I also believe I read a story in the LNS a couple of years ago about an adult male teacher who impregnated a former student with whom he began an intimate relationship when she was underage.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 5:46 am on Mon, Dec 13, 2010.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1843

    Unbelievable, a man with a hispanic surname gets arrested for unlawful sex with a 14 year old and all someone cares about is who else is doing it and why LNS covers it all up? Someone needs to get their priorities in order. I found nothing in the artgicle that suggested it was based on race at all. The facts are the facts.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 5:46 am on Mon, Dec 13, 2010.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1843

    Unbelievable, a man with a hispanic surname gets arrested for unlawful sex with a 14 year old and all someone cares about is who else is doing it and why LNS covers it all up? Someone needs to get their priorities in order. I found nothing in the artgicle that suggested it was based on race at all. The facts are the facts.

     
  • Betty Dean posted at 2:04 pm on Sat, Dec 11, 2010.

    Betty Dean Posts: 144

    I want to know where these Girls PARENTS are??? You have to know what your kids are doing these days!
    The bus driver is a sick person as well but again, WHERE ARE THE PARENTS! If you have a child that is mentally impared or not you take them to school yourself and watch over them!
    Yes things are going to happen because their are sick people in this world however you muxt take care of your own! This really ticks me off!

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:12 am on Sat, Dec 11, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    I think it's time both the large Latino, dominantly Mexican, and Pakistani communities on the eastside attend council meetings and speak up against this reign of the wealthy and command they be held responsible for their criminal actions that are kept so well hidden from newspapers and PD thanks to the likes of good old boys owned by the likes of the Weybret family.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:09 am on Sat, Dec 11, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    This slanted News-Sentinel article is so racially biased, it stinks? Why use a Mexican man's name as an illustration when this isn't a problem based on any race, color or creed. Why didn't you use the name of the baby ----- that was just arrested for molesting a mentally challenged child on a Lodi public school district bus? Why do you insinuate that any culture of people of any color would think this is happening in only their own hood? It's just as common an occurrence behind those gated, security guarded rich communities in livable, lovable Lodi, the little 1950's town from Hades. What a sad article from the amazing Weybret owned paper.

     
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