A 34-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a Riverside woman during a date arranged online may have targeted other women in Riverside and Los Angeles counties, and detectives Thursday asked anyone with information to come forward.
Eduardo “Eddie” Ramon Flores of Santa Fe Springs is under investigation for the alleged attack that occurred in early September at an undisclosed location in Riverside.
Flores was arrested Friday on suspicion of forcible rape, but he posted a $55,000 bond and was released from the Robert Presley Jail within a few hours.
Riverside police spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback alleged that the suspect connected with the victim, whose identity was not disclosed, via the dating app “Shout,” and on their first rendezvous, he allegedly forced himself on her.
The woman contacted police later, and detectives from the Sexual Assault Child Abuse unit ultimately identified Flores as the alleged assailant, according to Railsback.
He said investigators believe the suspect may have targeted other women in Riverside and Los Angeles counties.
Anyone with information was asked to contact SACA Detective Melissa Brazil at 951-353-7950.