The following is a press release issued by the Ukiah Police Department. This has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 05-01-2023 at approximately 2:41 P.M. Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a possible child sexual abuse which occurred in the 17000 block of Oklahoma Lane in Fort Bragg, California.
Deputies responded to the location, with the assistance of Social Workers with Mendocino County Child Protective Services.
The involved parties in this case were identified as being Robert Hrbac, and a 6-year-old child.
At this time, Deputies and Social Workers obtained information which caused concern for the safety of the 6-year-old child, and she was taken into protective custody by Child Protective Services.
This case was then referred to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau for further follow up.
During further follow up investigations between 05-01-2023 and 05-09-2023, Detectives developed probable cause to arrest Hrbac on this case.
A search warrant was prepared for the residence. On 05-09-2023 at approximately 10:15 P.M. Detectives and Deputies served the search warrant at the residence. Numerous electronic devices believed to possibly contain evidence on this case were seized during the service of the search warrant and will be forensically analyzed at a later time.
Ultimately, Hrbac was placed under arrest for 288.7(a) PC [unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 10-years-old], and 288.5(a) PC [continuous sexual abuse of a minor].
Hrbac is a convicted sex offender in the State of California stemming from a 2006 conviction for 288(a) PC [Lewd and Lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old].
Hrbac was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $200,000.00 bail.