Another day another arrested social media personality, yet again involving minors and sexual assault.
Fitness YouTuber and social media influencer Ray Diaz was arrested today on suspicion of sexual abuse and sexual relations with a minor. Reported by Dextero, the influencer, 33, could be heard fighting and threatening his girlfriend, Angelic Salek, 17, in the background of a now-deleted video.
In the video, initially released by Keemstar, owner of the channel Drama Alert, Diaz was screaming threats of violence at his girlfriend (although it’s difficult to call a minor his girlfriend). The video created a stir, causing concerned viewers to reach out to the Los Angeles Police Department. Diaz denied the allegations in a video, but Salek admitted they were all true, detailing more instances of physical abuse.
On July 11, the LAPD posted an update on their Twitter that they were investigating the reports of “physical abuse and sexual relations with a minor” regarding a social media personality.
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
At the time of this post, Diaz was not named, but no one was fooled in the comments.
Today, LAPD posted a follow-up.
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
So far, Ray Diaz, nor a representative, hasn’t commented about the events.