Released: December 4, 2023 - Monday, 11:57 AM

Child Sexual Abuse Arrest

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 12-1-2023Place of Occurrence: NipomoVictim Information: 1. Female, 15 2. Female, 15Suspect Information: Elijah Eric Machado, 21, NipomoOn 11-24-2023, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a child sexual abuse allegation.
Sheriff's Detectives began an immediate investigation.
During the course of the investigation, two victims were identified. Both victims are female and 15-years-old. The sexual abuse began when both victims were age 14.
A suspect was identified as 21-year-old Elijah Eric Machado of Nipomo.
It was determined Machado committed various sexual acts with both victims over several months.
Machado was arrested on 12-1-2023 for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation with a minor, sexual penetration with a minor and using an underage person for obscene matter.
Anyone with additional information about this case or know of other potential victims should contact the Sheriff's Detective Division at 805-781-4500.