Suspect in Half Moon Bay sexual assault arrested

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A man linked to a sexual assault that happened earlier this year was arrested on Wednesday. 

According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Luis LaraPlancarte, 25, was arrested on the 1000 block of Main Street in Half Moon Bay.

LaraPlancarte is accused of sexually assaulting a minor in March, authorities said. He was arrested and booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City for a lewd act upon a child.

The suspect is facing multiple allegations of sexual assault. Authorities said there is concern for additional victims who have yet to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding LaraPlancarte and/or this alleged crime is encouraged to contact 650-363-4060 or email npitts@smcgov.org. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact SMCSO’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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