Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# 2013-74425

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6:30 PM, September 20, 2013



Sexual Offense Suspects Arrested

 

Location of Incident: Yuma County, AZ


On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible sexual offense involving a 16 year old female minor. Deputies responded to the Yuma Regional Medical Center where they met with the victim. Upon further investigation in the case, deputies were able to identify two suspects.  

Suspect #1: Joshua Jonathan Alpizar, 27 year old male of Yuma.

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Joshua J. Alpizar

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Alpizar was contacted at his residence in the 3000 block of West 8th Street by Sheriff’s Office Investigators. The suspect admitted to the allegations and was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center. Alpizar is being charged with luring a minor for sexual exploitation, sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual conduct with a minor.

 

Suspect #2: Ron Anton Ciancimino, 25 year old male of Yuma.

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Ron A. Ciancimino

On Friday, September 20, 2013, with the assistance of the Yuma Police Department, Ciancimino was contacted by Sheriff’s Office investigators at the Yuma Police Department where he is employed as a Police Officer and was taken to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office for further questioning in this case. Ciancimino was ultimately arrested and booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center on charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and sexual exploitation of a minor.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau is currently investigating the incident. Anyone with any information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.

Information Released By: Alfonso Zavala, PIO