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Sheriff’s Deputy Charged
with Sex Crimes


April 26, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
Shiara Dávila-Morales, Assistant PIO
(213) 974-3525


LOS ANGELES – A 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been charged in a felony complaint for arrest warrant for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with an underage girl, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Manuel Enrique Perallon Jr., 36 (dob 4/26/76), is charged in case No. BA396751 with one felony count of oral copulation of a person under 18 and misdemeanor child molesting.

Perallon, who was arrested yesterday and is out on $70,000 bond, is expected to be arraigned on May 16 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The case was filed for warrant on April 23.

The alleged offenses involve one victim and occurred between April 29 and May 1, 2011. At the time of the alleged crimes, Perallon was assigned to Cerritos Station where he oversaw the Explorer Program. The defendant met the victim, who was 16 at the time, through the program.

If convicted as charged, Perallon faces a maximum prison term of four years.

Deputy District Attorney Renee Chang of the Justice System Integrity Division is assigned to the case. Investigators of the Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau are investigating the case.

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