A trial date is slated to be confirmed Tuesday for a 49-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting five girls, including relatives, in Riverside over a decade.
Eliezer Job Mendoza Quevedo is charged with 17 felony offenses, including forcible lewd acts on a child, oral copulation of a minor under 10 years old and attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child.
A pretrial hearing is set for Tuesday morning at the Riverside Hall of Justice, where Superior Court Judge John Molloy is expected to confer with the prosecution and defense about trial proceedings and a tentative schedule.
Quevedo is being held in lieu of $3 million bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.
According to the Riverside Police Department and court documents, between 2004 and 2016, Quevedo targeted the five victims, whose identities were not disclosed, at various times.
The alleged assaults occurred at residences in the 5300 block of El Molino Avenue and the 5600 block of Arlington Avenue, and at least two of the girls were related to the defendant, according to court papers.
It was unclear how the other victims knew him, and the circumstances behind the alleged abuse were not disclosed.
One of the victims revealed her alleged experiences to detectives from the police department’s Sexual Assault Child Abuse Unit in April 2021, culminating in an investigation and a warrant for Quevedo’s arrest.
He was taken into custody without incident at a residence on Mount Vernon Street on April 16, 2021.
Quevedo has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.