Second Suspect Arrested in Child Abuse Case


Saturday based on information discovered through the course of their investigation, Detectives with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office arrested a second suspect in connection with a recent case involving a child abuse victim. Detectives arrested 38-year-old Richard Scott Brooks of San Francisco. He was booked into County Jail on three counts of rape by force or fear. On 8-28-14, Detectives arrested 38-year-old Oscar Higueros, Jr., of Cayucos on child abuse charges involving the same minor under the age of 18. Higueros was booked into County Jail, also on three counts of rape by force or fear. This case remains active and on-going. The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in determining if there are other victims associated with this case. If anyone feels like they have been victimized by these two men, they are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 781-4500. Higueros pleaded not guilty to the charges yesterday.