LAPD detectives made the arrest with the assistance of San Diego police, Fox News reports.
After a thorough investigation, LAPD Detectives from the elite Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section arrested 33 yr old social media personality “Ray Diaz” for sexual assault in San Diego, CA, w/ the assistance of San Diego PD. Raymundo Diaz bail is set at $500,000.00
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 13, 2019
The department opened an investigation after a video appeared on the teen’s Instagram account. The 17-year-old told police she began dating the 33-year-old when she was 16, BuzzFeed reported.
“I was just so scared always because he would yell at me always,” she said.
“It was my fault if somebody would ever have any suspicions that him and I were dating. He would yell at me for hours,” she said in a YouTube interview, according to BuzzFeed.
“The LAPD is aware of several social media posts related to a social media personality, alleging physical abuse and sexual relations with a minor,” the department posted on Twitter.
“We take these allegations seriously. Currently, the Department has directed a group of investigators to look into these allegations.”
Diaz claimed the videos were merely an act. His bail has been set at more than $700,000, LAPD said.
Diaz started out as a model in New York and won the role of Nicolas Reyes in Hulu’s East Los High.
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