Six women accuse Raul Bocanegra of sexual assault

At least six women have come forward to accuse beleaguered Democratic assemblyman Raul Bocanegra of sexual misconduct.

The LA Times spoke with several alleged victims who provided accounts of sexual assault at the hands of Raul Bocanegra.  

The accounts describe encounters between the women and Bocanegra which took place everywhere from a California assemblyman's district office, to bars/restaurants, and even to house parties at private residences.

Claimants Elise Flynn Gore, Sylvia Castillo and a third anonymous claimant each reported incidents at "Mix" - a popular bar for legislators and staff in Sacramento.  

In an interview earlier this month, Castillo detailed her experience:

"He grabbed me with one hand, grabbed my head and shoved his tongue into my mouth.  With his other hand, he put it up my dress. I put my hand down to stop him from trying to grab at my crotch."

Jennifer Borobia and Yolanda Anguino allege they were assaulted at the district office of CA assemblyman Felipe Fuentes. 

Camille Pili-Jose and an accuser who is known only as "Heather" reported that Bocanegra sexually assaulted them at a house party in San Fernando.

When Bocanegra, who represents Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, received word in advance that the Times was planning on publishing the story, he took to Facebook to announce that he would be stepping down from office.

The assemblymember expressed regret at his actions, but also that he would be remaining in office until his term expires in 2018.

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CA Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra Not Seeking Re-Election

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