Jose Ramon Rodriguez, Jr.

A 20-year-old Sierra Vista man was arrested Tuesday in connection with multiple counts of sexual assault and allegations of sexual conduct with a minor, officials said.

Jose Ramon Rodriguez, Jr. was booked into the Cochise County jail on three counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual conduct with a minor. He's being held on a $500,000 bond and probation hold, said Corporal Tim Wachtel, a Sierra Vista Police Department spokesman.

On Monday night, police received a report of a sexual assault that took place over the weekend by a known male suspect, Wacthel said.

Detectives located Rodriguez Tuesday afternoon in the Cochise County Adult Probation Office in Sierra Vista and took him into custody.

Rodriguez was arrested on similar charges in February and pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. He was sentenced to three years of intensive probation.

Contact reporter Caitlin Schmidt at or 573-4191


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