City of Sacramento Police Department

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Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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For Immediate Release No. 20130815-125
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Woman Arrested in Sex Assault Case

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested 24-year-old Theresa Gooch for sex acts with a minor. 

In June of 2013, the Sacramento Police Department began an investigation into the alleged misconduct of Theresa Gooch (pictured below) with a 16-year-old female victim residing at the Children’s Receiving Home.  During the investigation it was found that a relationship occurred from September 2012 and continued through February of 2013.  During that time Gooch was employed as a counselor at the Receiving Home in the 3500 block of Auburn Boulevard.  Gooch has since been placed on administrative leave.

Gooch was found to have inappropriately touched the victim as well as developed a relationship with her, which prompted the investigation.  The Sacramento Police department worked in coordination with the California Department of Social Services during the course of this investigation. 

On Wednesday, August 14, detectives, in conjunction with the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office, obtained a warrant for Gooch’s arrest.  Gooch was taken into custody the same day and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for multiple sex offenses with a person under the age of eighteen; charges to include Oral Copulation, Attempted Oral Copulation and Molestation of a Minor.      

Please direct any inquires not specifically related to the criminal investigation to the California Department of Social Services at 916 657 2268.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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