A registered sex offender is in custody after a student at Sequoia High School campus reported an encounter with a man on her campus Friday, March 13, police said.
The student told a Redwood City police school resource officer that she was approached by a man who acted strangely and asked her what grade she was in and if she had a boyfriend, police said. The school resource officer later identified the suspect as Fidelino Ruiz, 26, who is a registered sex offender and is legally prohibited from being on the school’s grounds. In January this year, Ruiz had committed sexual battery, the officer learned.
On Wednesday, Ruiz was arrested at his home in unincorporated San Mateo County after police secured an arrest warrant. He was booked into the San Mateo County jail for felony attempted rape, sexual battery, annoying/molesting a juvenile under 18 years old and for being a sex offender entering school grounds, police said.
Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Redwood City Police School Resource Officer Roman Gomez at 650-780-3921 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107.