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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Monday December 10th, 2018 :: 11:51 a.m. PST


Kristiana Watson of Denver, CO arrested in Yucaipa for lewd acts with a person under 18

DATE/TIME: 12/07/2018

INCIDENT: Lewd Acts with a Person under 18

LOCATION: County Line Rd/ 7th Place, Yucaipa

SUSPECT(S): Kristiana Watson, 21 years of age, resident of Denver, Colorado

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: During October, 2018, the suspect. Kris21 year old Watson began a sexual relationship with the 16-year-old victim while she was working as a youth advocate at a group home in Colorado. At the end of November, Watson was suspended from the group home and fled the state of Colorado with the victim. They were reported as missing persons by Denver Police Department.

Together, they traveled through New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada before coming into California. While in California, Watson engaged in a sexual relationship with the victim. Watson and the victim were contacted in the area of County Line Rd and 7th Place by Yucaipa Station Deputies and were detained after a records check revealed they were listed as missing persons and appeared to be engaged in a romantic relationship.

After a thorough investigation by Yucaipa Station deputies and detectives, Watson was subsequently arrested for lewd acts with a person under 18 years of age and booked into Central Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bail. The victim was lodged with juvenile authorities pending transport back to Colorado.

Refer: Deputy J. Hagen/ Detective A. Cantu

Station: Yucaipa Station

Phone No. 909-918-2305

Case No. 141803936

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Emergency: 9-1-1

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