A 39-year-old homeless man was charged Friday with attempting to kidnap and rape a 13-year-old girl from a Santa Clarita bus bench, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Guillermo Lomelí Ceniceros faces five felony counts: one count each of attempted kidnapping to commit rape, attempted kidnapping for child molesting and lewd act upon a child; and two counts of attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Prosecutors said Ceniceros grabbed the young girl as she sat on a bus bench near Sierra Highway and Jakes Way on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
As Ceniceros allegedly began dragging the victim away, a good Samaritan driving by yelled at him to stop and the girl managed to run away. The witness kept an eye on the suspect and directed the responding deputies to his location, according to Sheriff’s officials.
Ceniceros was arrested less than an hour later. Sheriff’s detectives on Thursday released Ceniceros’ booking photo along with a press statement calling for additional witnesses to come forward. Ceniceros is from the Rosamond area, detectives said in the statement.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Bryne at 661-255-1121 or CLBryne@lasd.org.
If convicted as charged, Ceniceros faces a maximum possible sentence of 13 years in state prison. Bail was set at more than $3 million.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Station.
14 comments for "Homeless man charged in attempted kidnapping"
Dr. Miguel S. Coronado says
For the record, I did not make any comments regarding this individual. I only read about the case. I have no idea who this man is. The person who commented on November 15, 2014 at 2:31 pm, is a different Coronado.
Prop 47 rearing its head already. He was arrested the day before this for commercial burglary and was cited and released instead of being in jail. So much for making schools and neighborhoods safer.
Mary Ann Namaste says
We need to change the laws when it comes to sex predators.
ONE strike and you’re out. LIFE in prison.
you are partially right…since it is claimed he is “mentally challenged”, he should be put in a cell, untill such time that GOD can repair his broken brain,emotions or what ever makes these crud do such things…anyone that attacks anyone,let alone an inocent girl,going about her business,well I could say a few expleatives
just lock them all up.
All you guys need to stop judging this man!!!! First of all hes not illegal just because he looks Mexican doesn’t mean hes illegal.. 2nd of all hes not a bad person hes mentally ill I’ve known him for many years and who ever wrote this article is STUPID because whatever hes being accused of or whatever what written is WRONG!!! HES NOT HOMELESS, AND HES NOT A BAD PERSON EITHER HES MENTALLY ILL!!!!!!
Ok.. So what is the REAL truth since your defending his actions and labeling them as “mentally ill”?!
Jip Joe says
Oh, how about we judge you then! Your defending a would be rapist! You claim he is mentally ill, umm, okay ,so where are you since you know this person? How come your not helping him since you know him and here to defend him? Yep, your just as bad in my book. Rapist get mandatory medical experiments or the gas chamber. PERIOD!
Hey Coronado! Great liberal point of view! I bet you would be singing a different tune if it was your child who almost got kidnaped. Liberals-unreal.
His mental illness does not erase the harm he has done to that little girl who will have a long road to recovery. If he truly is suffering from a mental disorder, he needs to be medicated and kept under supervision
There is no hope for these sex freaks. They keep offending time after time and the system keeps letting them out. They should be hung in the city square and be done with it.
Since he is indeed an illegal alien does that mean he will be deported for a third or fourth time just so he can come back to California and do it again? VIVA LA RAZA!
I have seen this drunk pig sleeping at Marie Kerr park. Usually in the morning/afternoon.
wow. what would motivate a person to do that? I mean, I understand we all don’t get to have sex and pretty girlfriends and such.. but to grab some girl and drag her away? This guy needs to never get out of prison.. or he will do this again.
Rape really has nothing to do with sex, it has to do with a need for control or for the feeling of power for most rapists.