Rape, pimping and pandering involving six victims, including two underage girls, were among the charges levied against a Southern California school board member Wednesday, according to the Riverside County district attorney.
Mike Luis Rios, 42, was arrested without incident shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday and charged with 11 felonies, John Hall, spokesman for Riverside County district attorney, wrote in a statement released Wednesday.
Rios, a board member of the Moreno Valley Unified School District, was charged with six counts of pandering – or trying to get someone to work as a prostitute, three counts of pimping and two counts of rape by force or force, Hall wrote. The rape victims are adults.
Investigators said Rios used promises of jobs or favors as a way to try to get women to work for him.
In one case, Rios told a woman that he was a member of the district school board and asked if she needed a job, while another woman answered an online ad for a job, Hall wrote.
This is the second case pending against Rios, who was charged with two counts of attempted murder in February after allegedly firing a gun at two people outside his home.
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