Social Media Personality and Actor Ray Diaz Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault
The LAPD was alerted to the situation when a clip detailing some of the alleged abuse surfaced on social media.
Following a series of social media posts that appeared Thursday concerning alleged physical and sexual abuse by internet personality and actor Ray Diaz, an investigation by Los Angeles police from the Robbery-Homicide Division has resulted in the arrest of Diaz on suspicion of sexual assault.
The LAPD tweeted an update to their investigation into Diaz's alleged "physical abuse and sexual relations with a minor" on Friday night, noting that the 33-year-old internet personality had been arrested in San Diego with bail set at $500,000.
According to law enforcement, the crime involves the sexual assault of a minor. The LAPD was alerted to the situation after a clip detailing some of the alleged abuse was posted on social media.
After the arrest, LAPD chief Michel Moore thanked the Robbery-Homicide division for pursuing the case "relentlessly." He added, "Their work brings a small measure of justice." Moore also thanked the public for their "outpouring of concern regarding the case."
Diaz, who refers to himself on social media as an entrepreneur and a creator, has over 118,000 followers on Twitter and over 3 million on Instagram. His acting credits include the Hulu series East Los High and the recent indie feature Paint It Red.
After a thorough investigation, LAPD Detectives from the elite Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section arrested 33 yr old social media personality "Ray Diaz” for sexual assault in San Diego, CA, w/ the assistance of San Diego PD. Raymundo Diaz bail is set at $500,000.00— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 13, 2019
The LAPD is aware of several social media posts related to a social media personality, alleging physical abuse and sexual relations with a minor. We take these allegations seriously. Currently, the Department has directed a group of investigators to look into these allegations.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 12, 2019
Proud of our elite RHD who pursued this relentlessly. Their work brings a small measure of justice. https://t.co/uJj353BaBH— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) July 13, 2019
We thank the public for their outpouring of concern regarding this case. We are better when we share the responsibility of making sure every member of our community is safe. https://t.co/lICcjCUiwF— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) July 13, 2019