SJPD arrest man; faces sexual assault, battery, kidnapping charges

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San Jose police arrested a 24-year-old Morgan Hill man this week who is facing sexual assault, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and battery charges.

Police said Luis Cuevas Gomez, is facing various charges and his victims are an 18-year-old Fresno resident, an 18-year-old Vallejo resident, and a 19-year-Richmond resident. 

Police said between June 28 and August 29, 2019 detectives investigated three cases where Gomez contacted sex workers in the area of 1st and Keyes streets in San Jose. The suspect would pick up his victims in his black Toyota Camry, drive them to a nearby secluded parking lot and would then both physically and sexually assault them. In one case, police said he brandished a gun. 

Detectives with SJPD's Sexual Assault Investigation's Unit identified Gomez as the suspect. An undercover unit arrested him at his Morgan Hill residence without incident on Thursday.

Gomez was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on various charges.  

Anyone with information about these cases or other cases involving this suspect is asked to contact Detective Sean Ancelet or Detective John Tran of the Jose Police Department's Sexual Unit at 408-277-4104.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.