Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, 41-year old man who has been a professional clown for the last nine years and goes by the moniker “El Tin Larin,” was arrested for alleged kidnapping and rape of a 12-year old girl in 2002.
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Jimenez, who has been a professional clown for the last nine years and goes by the moniker “El Tin Larin,” is accused of grabbing the girl at Lemon Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton just before midnight on Jan. 19, 2002, and driving her to a nearby school parking lot, where he raped her while wearing a clown mask and makeup, according to Fullerton police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich.
Jimenez later took the girl to a motel on Harbor Boulevard and molested her again, but the girl was able to escape when he left the car to talk to the motel clerk, Goodrich said. Source: newportbeach.patch.com
The case had gone cold for years but got a break when Jimenez was arrested in 2010 and his DNA sample was collected. The sample matched the cold case from 2002.
In case you have any new information about Jimenez, please contact Detective Kathryn Hamel of the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-5327.