Location: Strathmore

Incident Date: 9/28/19

Case Number: 19-12281

City: Strathmore

Posted by: Media Relations

Lindsay Man Found with Missing Child, Arrested for "Lewd & Lascivious Acts"

On 09-28-19, TCSO Deputies were called to Strathmore for a report of a missing child. When they arrived, deputies discovered the missing child may have been with 23-year-old Jose Guadalupe Diaz of Lindsay. An emergency cell phone ping was placed on Diaz’ phone and it showed Jose to be in the Porterville area.

Shortly after, Deputies tracked Diaz’s car down and initiated a traffic stop. Diaz was found inside the vehicle with the missing child. The child said Diaz had committed lewd and lascivious acts with her.  Diaz was arrested and booked into the South County Detention Facility for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 / 559-733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.