SLO man arrested for sexual abusing two kids

December 22, 2023

Josue PerezRosales


San Luis Obispo police officers on Thursday arrested a 46-year-old man who allegedly sexually abused a girl and a boy.

In September, SLOPD’s Detective Bureau launched an investigation into a reported sexual assault of a juvenile female. The victim informed police that SLO resident Josue PerezRosales raped her about 10 years earlier, when she was just five years old.

While investigating, a detective located a 2020 case in which PerezRosales was arrested for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male victim. At the time, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office evaluated the case but chose not prosecute PerezRosales because of insufficient evidence, according to police.

As a result of the commonalities of the two cases, investigators reopened the 2020 case, and the police department is forwarding new evidence to the district attorney’s office.

On Wednesday, police obtained a warrant for PerezRosales’s arrest. Officers then located him on Thursday and took him into custody without incident. 

PerezRosales is currently being held in SLO County Jail on felony charges of sex or sodomy with a child under 10, lewd act upon a child, sodomy of a person under 16, oral copulation of a person under 16 and lewd acts upon a child. PerezRosales’s bail is set at $500,000.

Investigators ask that anyone who has information about the cases contact Detective Magana at (805) 594-8025. Sexual assault survivors seeking crisis and information assistance are asked to contact Lumina Alliance at (805) 545-8888.

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It’s pitiful that lackey obstructionist Dan Dow released ex-cop Christopher McQuire to the public, after McQuire was accused of forcible rape on one victim, in her home, while Mc Quire was in uniform, on duty. He ordered another to expose herself and touch him or face repercussions. Big man with a gun. Forcing vulnerable females to perform, to make charges go away. The case was so egregious, one victim was awarded $1.2 million. This was 100 % Dan Dows bill. Who Pays? Despite the sheriff’s office recomending FELONY charges of forcible sex acts, with overwhelming evidence, GPS verification of women who did not know each other, relaying the same terroristic abuse of power stories through threats of taking their children if they did not submit. The department put together a solid case, including McQuires DNA. November 1,2018, D.A. Dan Dow proclaimed HIS office would NOT pursue the case against Mcquire. Its a Travesty. McQuire should be locked away forever. McQuire had a very shady record before being hired by Paso PD, including involvement with a minor. yup. Not to mention an unwitnessed shooting death. Dan knew. He let him resign. The real travesty is Dan Dow keeping his cushy job. He insulates himself with the shield, much like McQuire.

We deserve much better.

Sounds like the sort of scandalous story Karen Velie and CCN would be interested in doing a deep dive investigation into.