Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Gott-Simmons, Chadley

Gott-Simmons, Chadley

On 05-28-2015 at approximately 7:30 P.M. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center to contact a female adult reportedly to be the victim of a sexual assault.

The victim, a 46-year-old female adult, reported that Chadley Joe Gott-Simmons had forcibly raped her at least two times during the day while inside her residence in Redwood Valley, California.

Detectives from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit responded and took over the investigation.

The investigation continued throughout the night and the suspect, Chadley Joe Gott-Simmons was located at approximately 4:00 A.M. at his residence in Redwood Valley, California.

During the initial investigation Sheriff’s Detectives established probable cause resulting in Gott-Simmons being arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on charges of Rape, Oral copulation by force, and False Imprisonment.

Gott-Simmons was to be held at the Mendocino County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 bail.

Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing investigations into the reported incident at this time.



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