Nipomo Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Written by Estero Bay News

December 14, 2023

Elijah Eric Machado

A Nipomo man was arrested and charged with suspicion of sexually abusing two teenage girls, the Sheriff’s Office announced.

According to Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla, the department received a report of a child sexual abuse allegation and immediately started to investigate.

“During the course of the investigation,” Cipolla said, “two victims were identified. Both victims are female and 15-years old. The sexual abuse began when both victims were age 14.”

The investigation led to a suspect and deputies arrested him on Dec. 1. “A suspect was identified as 21-year old Elijah Eric Machado of Nipomo,” Cipolla said. “It was determined Machado committed various sexual acts with both victims over several months.”

Upon his arrest, Machado was charged with suspicion of “unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation with a minor, sexual penetration with a minor and using an underage person for obscene matter.”

Cipolla said they are asking the public for any additional information. “Anyone with additional information about this case or know of other potential victims should contact the Sheriff’s Detective Division at 805-781-4500,” he said.

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