SLO police arrest alleged sexual assailant

August 2, 2018

Arthur Tiofilo Rocha

San Luis Obispo police have arrested an Arroyo Grande man whom investigators say may have been responsible for both incidents last month in which a suspect broke into a home early in the morning and tried to sexually assault a female victim. [Cal Coast Times]

Arthur Tiofilo Rocha, 40, is charged in one of the two cases in which he allegedly attempted to rape a female at knifepoint. On Wednesday, police discovered evidence from the scene of that attempted sexual assault identifying Rocha as the suspect, police said.

Rocha is accused of entering a home in the 1500 block of Osos Street at about 5:45 a.m. on July 13. He then allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman at knifepoint. The victim and her roommate managed to resist the suspect and flee from their home, while Rocha allegedly fled the scene as well.

Investigators believe Rocha may also be the suspect in the sexual assault that took place five days prior. In that incident, a man broke into a home on Los Palos Drive at about 5 a.m. The suspect entered the bedroom of a sleeping female and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint before fleeing the home.

On Wednesday afternoon, San Luis Obispo detectives located Rocha at his Arroyo Grande residence. Officers took Rocha into custody without incident. Detectives also served a search warrant at the home and looked for additional evidence.

Officers booked Rocha into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, criminal threats and assault with the intent to commit rape. Rocha remains in custody with his bail set at $1 million.

The investigation into last month’s sexual assault attempts is ongoing. Investigators ask anyone who has information about Rocha to contact the SLO Police Department.

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He seems to be a very Christian man, full of love for everyone, which is kind of funny in a sick dark way. 2 days after the alleged sexual assault, his Facebook friends come to his defense.

“….This female still playing high school games. You work hard, your an amazing father, brother, son & man. You stand strong in your faith & love for Our Father, Amen We all have a slip in judgement from time to time hehehe …”

And check this out. Here’s one of his supporter’s (female) FB page.  She posts pictures of vaginas and other sexual goodies, and works here in our very own SLO Office of Education.

I had posted the link to this guy’s FB account, but apparently the moderator deleted it.  

We just have to hope that they will keep him in custody this time. The Democrats want lower bail so guys like this can get back on the street because it’s NOT FAIR to hold them.

*weren’t taking his crap*

Good catch SLO PD! Without this it seems he’d likely continue his pathetic venture. He’ll always be remembered as the little cockroach that suffered an early morning beat down by two girls who weren’t his crap.