Sex offender shot in Nipomo

December 2, 2009
Michael John Dominguez

Michael Dominguez

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.


4 Comments

  1. azuresees says:

    “Found shot?” Since the S.O.said suicide, why title it “shot?” The implication is suicide. duh…Oh well, it gets more clicks that way…

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  2. seekingtruth says:

    The court should donate the bail money the help victims of sexual assaults.

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  3. Booty JuJu says:

    More, please.

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  4. fat chance says:

    Good riddance!! No lost there.

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