SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — One Nipomo man has been arrested for child sexual abuse after the Sheriff’s Office received a report of the allegations in late November.

During the course of the investigation, two victims were identified. Both victims are female and 15-years-old. The sexual abuse began when both victims were age 14. A suspect was identified as 21-year-old Elijah Eric Machado of Nipomo.

It was determined Machado committed various sexual acts with both victims over several months. Machado was arrested on 12-1-2023 for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation with a minor, sexual penetration with a minor and using an underage person for obscene matter. 


Anyone with additional information about this case or know of other potential victims should contact the Sheriff’s Detective Division at (805) 781-4500.