CLEARLAKE, Calif. – A Clearlake man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor female.
John Ray Cook, 36, was arrested Tuesday morning, according to a report from Sgt. Nick Bennett.
Bennett said officers responded to the Clearlake Park area at 7:55 a.m. on the report of the sexual assault.
The investigation revealed that Cook allegedly had fled the area when he heard police had been called, Bennett reported.
After an extensive citywide search by Clearlake Police officers, Cook was found hiding in the rear yard of a residence on Halika Drive, Bennett said.
Officers contained the area and, with the assistance of a Clearlake Police K9 unit, Cook was taken into custody without incident, according to Bennett’s report.
Bennett said Cook was booked into the Lake County Jail for lewd and lascivious acts on a minor and false imprisonment.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Clearlake Police Det. Tim Alvarado at 707-994-8251.