Sex offender shot in Nipomo
December 2, 2009
A registered sex offender, Michael John Dominguez, died of a gun shot wound earlier today, less than a day after being arrested for sex crimes against a 16-year-old.
Dominguez, 52, is suspected of committing suicide after being arrested for allegedly molesting the victim over a two year period of time that began when the child was 14 years old.
“The preliminary investigation leads us to believe the gun shot was self inflicted,” said Brian Hascall, San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department Commander, in a press release.
Dominguez posted $250,000 bail and was released at 11:33 p.m. on Tuesday. He was found dead at his 1335 La Loma Drive home in Nipomo earlier today.
Dominquez operated Shine It Auto Detail in Oceano. He had previously been convicted of committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, according to Megan’s List.
Sheriff detectives continue to look into the possibility that Dominguez molested other victims and ask that anyone with information call 781-4500.