The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 03-22-2022 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of an allegation of continuous sexual abuse of a child who was reported to be (9) nine years-old.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detectives were assigned to investigate the allegation in coordination with Mendocino County Child Protective Services social workers.
On 03-23-2022, following a day long investigation, probable cause was established which identified Antonio Borrero-Ginel as the person responsible for the alleged abuse. Borrero-Ginel was believed to have continuous access to the child who was known to him.
On 03-23-2022 at about 5:00 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the 31000 block of Highway 20 in Fort Bragg and contacted Borrero-Ginel.
At about 7:00 PM, Borrero-Ginel was placed under arrest after continuing investigations and was transported to the Mendocino County Jail.
Borrero-Ginel was initially arrested for 288.5 PC (Continuous sexual abuse of child under 14 years-old) and following additional investigation a different charge of 288.7 (a) PC (Sexual intercourse with child under 10 years-old) and 288.7 (b) PC (Oral copulation of a child under 10 years-old) were discovered and those charges were submitted to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office for review of potential charging.
Borrero-Ginel was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.
Anyone with information related to Antonio Borrero-Ginel or this investigation is asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at 707-463-4086 or the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip-line at 707-234-2100.