Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested In Mexico And Extradited To The United States

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CONTACT: Lt. Craig Carter, 760-839-4487

On August 17, 2009, Escondido Police were called to investigate a possible sexual assault case involving a 9-year-old female victim.  The victim was visiting an auto shop in the 1000 block of West Mission Ave. in Escondido when an unknown male sexually assaulted the victim. When Detectives started investigating the sexual assault, they found themselves faced with few leads.

On August 18, 2009, Detective Myers received a call from a State Parole Officer stating that he had a sex registrant that had just cut off his GPS monitor and was not returning the Officer’s calls. Detective Myers began asking questions and soon realized the Sex Registrant could be the same suspect in his case.  Through further investigation Detective Myers was able to put a case together that eventually led to a two million dollar warrant being issued for Ricardo Perez Borbon, 70, of Escondido (Naturalized Citizen). During the investigation, US authorities obtained information regarding Borbon’s location in Mexico and relayed that information to the Mexican authorities. 

The District Attorney’s Office requested a Provisional Arrest Warrant with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice for the arrest of the suspect in Mexico.  On October 6, 2010, Mexican authorities arrested Borbon and transported him to Mexico City for extradition proceedings.  Earlier this year, the Government of Mexico and the Federal Mexican court granted the extradition of Borbon.   On September 7, 2011, Borbon was extradited to the San Diego by U.S. Marshal Service deputies after his final appeal was denied by the Mexican Federal court.  

At the time of this incident, Borbon was a registered sex offender out of Escondido and outfitted with a GPS monitor.

Borbon is expected to be arraigned on Friday September 9, 2011 at 1:30 in Vista Court.

Borbon will be transported to Escondido Police Department and then Vista Detention Facility where he will be booked on the following charges:

PC 288 (a) Child Molest (2 counts)
PC 3056 Parole Violation

The Escondido Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their help in bringing this suspect to justice:

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
San Diego County District Attorney’s Extradition Unit
State Parole Fugitive Task Force
SAFE Task Force
US Marshalls
US Department of State
US Department of Justice/Office of International Affairs
AFI (Mexico’s Bureau of Investigations)
Government of Mexico

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at  For breaking news releases, please follow the Escondido Police Department on Twitter at Escondido_PD.