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Riverside Man Accused of Rape, Lewd Acts with Child Under 14, Jailed in Banning

Booking photo of Elmer Lloyd Thompson Jr., 44, of Riverside, released Dec. 31 2013.
Booking photo of Elmer Lloyd Thompson Jr., 44, of Riverside, released Dec. 31 2013.
A Riverside man was arrested Monday on suspicion of rape and lewd acts with a child under 14, and he was locked up Tuesday evening in Banning, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Elmer Lloyd Thompson Jr., 44, of Riverside, was held on $1 million bail at Smith Correctional in Banning, according to inmate records.

Thompson's arrest followed an investigation that began Dec. 20 at a residence in the 4800 block of Roundup Road in Norco, Sgt. Mike Manning of the sheriff's Jurupa Valley Station said in a statement.

Deputies went to the home in reference to a recent child molestation investigation, Manning said.

"After the deputies ensured the safety of the victim, and confirmed that a child molestation crime occurred, station detectives were called to the scene," Manning said.

Detectives assigned to the city of Norco arrived and assumed control of the investigation shortly thereafter," Manning said. "Detectives determined that the suspect had sexually molested a child over a several-month period of time."

On Monday Dec. 30, detectives located and arrested Thompson in the city of Riverside, Manning said.

Thompson was booked at Robert Presley Detention Center for multiple counts of child molestation related charges, Manning said. Inmate records Dec. 31 listed Thompson's current facility as Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

Thompson was held on suspicion of four sex-related felonies and four misdemeanors, including battery on a former companion, according to inmate records. He has a court Jan. 2 in Riverside.

Anyone with more info was urged to call Detective Gasparini at the Jurupa Valley Station, (951) 955-2600.
concerned citizen December 31, 2013 at 10:21 PM
What a piece of garbage.
Alexander Cuttleworth January 01, 2014 at 12:24 AM
Agreed!
Robert January 01, 2014 at 06:29 AM
Reading this makes my blood boil
Washy January 01, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Let your blood boil more. Riverside county DA is famous for a three year plea deal for these scum bags. They get 1.5yrs in prison then 1.5yrs of parole. DISGUSTING
concerned citizen January 01, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Things like him should be tossed into a prison cell with several Bubbas and then just let the correctional officers walk away.
Ellen Carr January 01, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Pig!!! I hope "inmate justice" catches up with him. He deserves no mercy. Poor girl, I hope her family is a strong support unit. She has a tough road ahead of her. My deepest sympathy goes out to her and her family.
Jeremiah January 01, 2014 at 04:16 PM
While I completely agree with the wishes for punishment of rapists (I run a rape counseling website and see and hear the lasting damage every day) and my heart and wishes go out to this little girl, does anyone here think this man should be put before a judge and jury and found guilty before being punished or put to death? (yes I believe in the death penalty for proven rapes) **** Jeremiah
Jan Turner January 01, 2014 at 04:31 PM
That scum bag should serve 50 years...if not more. victims no have ...no rights.... I agree they should put him in with some bad ones and see who is afraid..Think about what that child is going to go thru,just because of some good for nothing piece of ********&^^&.TRASH
Jan Turner January 01, 2014 at 04:32 PM
i AGREE WITH JEREMIAH....
Ellen Carr January 02, 2014 at 01:16 AM
If it can be proved true through a DNA test or other evidence before a trial why bother? This piece of trash deserves no mercy. The death penalty is a joke. The pig gets to appeal and appeal while the young girl has to live with this heinous violation of her body. No mercy for the rapist! It's about time rapist pay the price for their revolting violation of any person.
Washy January 02, 2014 at 07:19 AM
Ellen they don't like to do child rape trials as it does reviolate the child. For the child it is better to plea them out
Jeremiah January 02, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Why bother, Ellen? Because the American justice system is built around it to prevent innocent people from being convicted. I don't think that is the case here - but who am I to cast the stone when all I truly know is what I've read. I don't know the suspect and I don't know the survivor. That is the basis of the American Justice system and it is not right to advocate overthrowing it because of an emotional response. We might as well have Sharia law if that is the case and give up all our freedoms. As I said, I advocate the death penalty in cases of proven rape, but that needs to be done through proper due process to maintain our standards of justice as a civilized nation. I would ask you to turn your very correct anger into donating time to a rape crisis counseling center - you seem truly concerned and there are never enough knowledgeable and committed counselors or even just people for survivors to talk to. But don't advocate overthrowing the justice system simply because you don't like how it works - work to change it. **** Jeremiah
Ellen Carr January 02, 2014 at 11:11 AM
As I said if the facts are proven true before a trial...DNA test or other evidence. Why bother with a trial? Why put the young girl through the misery of reliving her violent experience? Why should we have to burden the justice system to try a person whose guilt has been proven. Any person who violates anyone, especially children, should be dealt with swift justice as long as the facts have been proven through reputable means: DNA or other evidence. If the proof of the crime can't be proven then there should be a trial. No matter what there should be no mercy shown to the rapist or any other violent criminal. This is my opinion.
ATC January 02, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Long ago, after seeing an obviously guilty party escape justice in our courts, my mother gave me some wisdom about our justice system here in the US. It is specifically designed to favor the accused, and rightly so. It is better for society as a whole to set 10 guilty persons free than it is to convict and incarcerate just 1 innocent person. That's why 12 jurors must be unanimous to convict someone. While that may be of little comfort when a guilty person does get off, the alternative is unacceptable.
concerned citizen January 02, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Ellen Carr--do not argue with that idiot Jeremiah Price. Don't believe a word he says. He says he believes in death in a proven rape. He no more believes in the death penalty than the tree in your front yard. Read his other posts--all life is precious, no matter what. He favors the criminal, always has.

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