On October 14, 2022, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an alleged juvenile sexual assault in the McKinleyville area. A press release was subsequently issued notifying the community about this case and soliciting information. Since the initial report, Sheriff’s detectives have conducted an in-depth investigation into this case. During this investigation, it was revealed that the allegations were not as reported. There is no perceived threat to the community related to this investigation.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office takes allegations of sexual assault seriously and is committed to the timely and thorough investigation of all sex crimes. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, you are encouraged to contact law enforcement right away.
Additional support and resources available for sexual assault survivors include:
- North Coast Rape Crisis Team 24-Hour Hotline: 707-445-2881, www.ncrct.org
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673, online.rainn.org
- Humboldt Domestic Violence Services: 707-443-6042, hdvs.org
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