Miguel Bolanos, former dance group director, accused of sexual assault of 2 women in Riverside

A former dance group director arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women was free Saturday, Aug. 21 after being released on bail.

Miguel Bolanos, 31, of Chino Hills was taken into custody this week after two women accused him of sexual assault, according to the Riverside Police Department.

He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of sexual battery, rape, oral copulation by force and sexual penetration of an intoxicated person but was released the next day after posting $55,000 bail, inmate records show.

The women reported that the alleged sexual assaults occurred in 2017 when Bolanos was associated with the 909 Dance Troupe, a club at UC Riverside, police said. He was also part of the dance teams GRV and Snowtorious. Investigators urged anyone with information about him to contact Detective Melissa Brazil at 951-353-7950 or MBrazil@RiversideCA.gov.

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