Roger Pulido, 36, was arrested August 28 for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in July. According to police, the assault occurred during a party at an Eastside residence, and based on the victim’s physical description of the suspect, and specifically the descriptions of his tattoos, an arrest warrant was issued for Pulido. He was taken into custody in the first block of North Milpas Street.
Pulido was transported to the Santa Barbara Police Department where he was interviewed by a detective. “Pulido admitted to having sex with the victim, however, claimed that it was consensual,” said a police spokesperson.