One arrested on felony charges in Mammoth Lakes

Mono County DA news release

On May 16, 2019, Mono County District Attorney Investigators,with the assistance of Mammoth Lakes Police Department, arrested Jorge Romero Espitia for 19 felony charges, including alleged sexual acts with minors and providing methamphetamine to minors. He is currently in custody with bail set at $500,000.

There is reason to believe there may be other victims. If you or someone you know has information concerning Mr. Espitia and potential sexual acts with minors or furnishing illegal drugs to minors please contact Mono County District Attorney Chief Investigator Chris Callinan directly at 760-858-2127.

You may also walk in during normal business hours to the Mammoth Lakes branch of the District Attorney’s office located in the Sierra Center Mall at 452 Old Mammoth Road.

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Sara
Sara
3 years ago

I don’t necessarily think it’s a cultural thing I think it’s more shame than anything else No matter the race if you found out your nephew was a victim would you go forward and call the police or would you be ashamed and not want to put your nephew through… Read more »

Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw
3 years ago

Are we positing that only one specific group of people avoid contacting the police to inform on a friend or relative? No snitching tendencies along with mistrust in the justice system are pretty much the norm in many cultures, especially in the lower middle class and below.

Tinner
Tinner
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob Loblaw

As far as sex crimes on children, yes, thanks for making my point.

Chimi Bonga
Chimi Bonga
3 years ago

No, the Bishop Elementary suspect’s was named Solorio.

But you easily confused the two because maybe it’s a cultural thing, huh Sierra Lady?

Sierra Lady
Sierra Lady
3 years ago

I thought I read in the original press release that he was a current teacher at Bishop Elementary School? Maybe I’m mistaken.

Quacque
Quacque
3 years ago

Is it part if tour ‘culture’ to try to twist everything into an opportunity for race-baiting? In this case you do your best to cover it with sanctimony and pretending to know more than others, have special insights. There are valid questions to be addressed here, but you appear uniquely… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
3 years ago
Reply to  Quacque

Quacque, it’s a small town.
Anyone and everyone is qualified and has the right to ask questions when it comes to crimes such as this, welcome to America.

Tinner
Tinner
3 years ago

Apparently this individual had been doing this for years and was living out of the area because he knew he was being sought by LE. What I don’t understand is why those around him, friends and family, chose not to turn him in. Could it be a cultural thing? Those… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
3 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

I don’t know any of the specifics other than what’s been written in the article. But under the current political environment it shouldn’t come as a surprise if many within the immigrant community have become reluctant to contact law enforcement with concerns. That aside, I agree, these are despicable crimes… Read more »

Cheep Labor
Cheep Labor
3 years ago

Yes, with this Trump fellow continually calling them rapist scum who “infest” our communities, it is little wonder they shy away from contact with the authorities.

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 years ago
Reply to  Cheep Labor

…Good point,Cheep Labor…with this case,and many others,you can’t expect others to come forward with maybe more evidence to help investigations nowdays,especially if you don’t have a “green card” or documentation in hand….or even if you did,a chance some trump-ordered officer being sent in asking questions,putting you on the spot with… Read more »

Mark
Mark
3 years ago
Reply to  Cheep Labor

A wall probably wouldve prevented this #buildthewall

David Dennison
David Dennison
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark…..”and who’s going to pay for the (invisible) wall ?….MEXICO is going to pay for the (invisible ) wall !!”…..as his worshipers bow down,lick his feet and cheer their liar in chief…

Johnny
Johnny
3 years ago

So what about all of the people who knew for years about Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby before those men became publicly known as sex offenders? Should all of those people who knew the rumors be charged with crimes too? It was all just word-of-mouth at that point, how could… Read more »