The person charged with murdering Kristin Good almost 25 years in the past was accused of sexually assault in three separate circumstances, together with one during which his DNA matched a rape equipment pattern, within the years after the California school scholar vanished.
Paul Flores, now 44, has by no means been arrested or charged in relation to the three separate alleged sexual assaults that authorities say occurred between 2007 and 2017 in Los Angeles.
Flores, who has lengthy been a suspect in Good’s 1996 disappearance however was solely arrested on April 13, has pleaded not responsible to killing her throughout an tried rape in his California Polytechnic State College dorm room.
His father Ruben Flores, 80, has pleaded not responsible to a cost of accent after the homicide for allegedly hiding Good’s physique.
It has since emerged that Flores has been investigated for the three alleged sexual assaults within the years after he’s accused of killing Good, together with two in Los Angeles and one in Redondo Seashore, in response to courtroom paperwork and police memos obtained by the LA Times.
Paul Flores, now 44, has lengthy been a suspect in Kristin Good’s 1996 disappearance however was solely arrested on April 13. He has pleaded not responsible to killing her throughout an tried rape in his California Polytechnic State College dorm room
Within the Redondo Seashore case, police had been known as to a hospital in January 2007 after a girl underwent a rape equipment examination as a result of she believed she had been assaulted.
The girl advised police she had been ingesting at a bar with buddies earlier that evening however later wakened bare in a person’s mattress with no reminiscence of what had occurred.
The girl, who advised police she believed she could have been drugged, stated she left the person’s residence nonetheless feeling intoxicated.
Kristin Good was final seen on Could 25, 1996, with Paul Flores whereas returning to her dorm at Cal Poly College in San Luis Obispo after an off-campus celebration
The rape equipment decided she had intercourse however there have been no ‘apparent indication of power or assaultive conduct’.
It additionally didn’t present any traces of a date rape drug.
A DNA pattern collected as a part of the examination was entered right into a police database and 4 years later matched with Flores.
Redondo Seashore Police launched a rape investigation and interviewed Flores, who advised them he had no ‘specific recollection’ of the girl.
‘He said it was attainable he had intercourse together with her since he has had intercourse with many ladies,’ a police memo associated to the case confirmed.
The alleged sufferer was unable to establish Flores from a police line up.
Prosecutors in the end determined they could not show Flores raped the girl and didn’t carry fees towards him.
‘The DNA hit solely proves that there was some sort of sexual contact however not what the character of that contact was,’ Los Angeles County deputy district legal professional Christi Frey wrote in a memo on the time.
In the meantime, Los Angeles Police say Flores is suspected of sexually assaulting two girls between 2013 and 2017.
The small print of these alleged assaults should not recognized and prosecutors haven’t determined whether or not to file fees towards Flores.
Ruben Flores, 80, (proper) has pleaded not responsible to a cost of accent after the homicide for hiding Kristin Good’s physique after his son Paul Flores (left) allegedly killed her in 1996 throughout an tried rape in his California Polytechnic State College dorm room
Good’s household have since filed a lawsuit in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court docket claiming her physique was buried in Ruben’s yard however he moved it ‘underneath the quilt of darkness’. They searched the house once more final week following the arrests and could possibly be seen dismantling the deck that leads beneath the home
Separate from the intercourse assault allegations, Flores has a minimum of 5 convictions for drunk driving in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.
He additionally has a conviction for being drunk in public.
Flores was arrested again in 1998 in Huntington Seashore for assault with a lethal weapon apart from a firearm however was not prosecuted because of lack of proof.
In considered one of his probation reviews that was unintentionally made public from a previous conviction, he was as soon as described by a deputy district legal professional as a ‘serial rapist’ primarily based on allegations from dozens of ladies.
The report didn’t embrace specifics on these alleged assaults or if that they had all been reported and investigated by police.
Flores, who has lengthy been a suspect in Good’s 1996 disappearance (pictured in a mugshot associated to her investigation), was a former classmate and the final recognized individual to see Good the evening she vanished. He has by no means been charged over her disappearance
When Flores was arrested this month in Good’s homicide, San Luis Obispo County District Legal professional Dan Dow revealed for the primary time that investigators believed he killed the younger girl throughout an tried rape.
Dow stated prosecutors meant to make use of Flores’ historical past of alleged intercourse assaults within the homicide case.
He particularly talked about two circumstances in Los Angeles.
Prosecutors could use the alleged assaults to attempt to show Flores has a historical past of predatory conduct if his homicide case goes to trial.
A lot of the small print surrounding Good’s case has been carefully guarded by authorities all through the investigation.
There may be at the moment a gag order within the felony case towards Flores and his father, which prevents legal professionals, investigators, witnesses and others from talking in regards to the case or releasing any courtroom paperwork.
Based on a courtroom submitting that was inadvertently made public and obtained by The Tribune of San Luis Obispo earlier this month, investigators had discovered ‘organic proof’ that Good’s physique had been buried at Ruben Flores’ residence however had just lately been moved.
Investigators searched Ruben’s property in February 2020 after which once more final month utilizing ground-penetrating radar and cadaver canine.
They searched the house once more following the arrests and could possibly be seen dismantling the deck that leads beneath the home. Authorities haven’t disclosed what was discovered throughout that search.
Good’s stays nonetheless have not been discovered however authorities had just lately disclosed they consider they know the place she was buried.
She was formally declared useless again in 2002.
Good was formally declared useless in 2002 however her physique has by no means been discovered
Good’s household final week filed a lawsuit towards Ruben Flores following the allegations he buried her physique in his yard however he moved it ‘underneath the quilt of darkness’ to a different location a number of days after investigators searched his property in February 2020.
The lawsuit says Good’s stays had been moved to make sure they ‘wouldn’t be discovered ought to one other search warrant be executed’.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from Ruben for deliberately inflicting emotional misery by serving to his son cowl up the crime.
‘Had Kristin’s stays not been hidden, re-hidden after which moved but once more, it’s moderately doubtless (her mother and father) may have been reunited with the stays of their daughter and would have been permitted the chance to conduct a burial service at which their daughter could possibly be laid to relaxation in a spot of honor and dignity, versus the current circumstances the place their daughter´s physique was discarded like human rubbish,’ the lawsuit stated.
The Good household’s legal professional James Murphy Jr. didn’t say how he discovered in regards to the the physique being moved.
Ruben was launched on Wednesday on $50,000 bail. His son stays in custody with out bail.
The arrests final week adopted important developments within the case in recent times as new witnesses got here ahead, investigators monitored Paul’s cellphone and textual content messages, and searches had been performed at separate properties the place Flores, his father, mom and sister reside.
Good’s household final week filed a lawsuit towards Ruben Flores following the allegations he buried her physique in his yard however he moved it ‘underneath the quilt of darkness’ to a different location a number of days after investigators searched his property in February 2020
The case dates again to Could 25, 1996 when Good was final seen returning to her dorm on the Cal Poly College campus at about 2am after an off-campus celebration.
A then-19-year-old Flores, who was a fellow freshman on the faculty, had provided to stroll her residence from the celebration.
Good was not reported lacking to the Cal Poly Police Division till three days after she was final seen.
Her dorm mate on the time stated police had been initially reluctant to take a lacking individuals report as a result of it was Memorial Day weekend and she or he may need left the campus.
Because the final individual to see Good alive, Flores was underneath suspicion from the beginning.
Throughout the investigation, 4 totally different search canine educated to select up the scent of human stays led police to Flores’ dorm room. No proof was ever present in Flores’ room.
Numerous search efforts have been carried out over time, together with the excavation of three totally different hillside places close to the campus in 2016.
Investigators served over 40 search warrants at 16 places over time, collected almost 200 new gadgets of proof and used fashionable DNA methods to check greater than three dozen older items of proof.
Flores has remained silent over the decades-long investigation.
He has beforehand invoked his Fifth Modification proper to not reply questions earlier than a grand jury and in a deposition for a lawsuit that was introduced towards him in relation to the investigation.