Man Wanted in Connection to 2012 Sexual Assault in Utah Is Arrested in Santa Barbara County

Jose Luis Coronado, 52, was arrested on Aug. 8, 2014, in Santa Barbara County in connection to a 2012 sexual assault of a child in Utah. (Credit: SBCSO)

Jose Luis Coronado, 52, was arrested on Aug. 8, 2014, in Santa Barbara County in connection to a 2012 sexual assault of a child in Utah. (Credit: SBCSO)

A man wanted since 2012 for allegedly sexually abusing a child was arrested in Santa Barbara County, officials said Saturday.

Jose Luis Coronado was arrested at his workplace in Lompoc Friday in connection to an assault that occurred in Utah, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office news release stated.

Investigators learned that 52-year-old Coronado was in the area after a responding to a routine call to the Mission Hills part of Lompoc in mid-July.

Officials were concerned that Coronado may have committed similar crimes in Santa Barbara County and asked that anyone with information call the department’s anonymous tip line at 805-681-4171, or contact their local law enforcement agency.

Coronado was being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail and was expected to be extradited to Utah.