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Man Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child Under 14

January 21, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – During the past few months, Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station and Needles Police Department have been conducting an investigation involving allegations of lewd acts with a child and sodomy.

The crimes occurred over a three year period in multiple jurisdictions. On January 18, 2017 at 4:50 p.m., Richard Breed (age 69 of Needles) was interviewed, arrested and booked at the Colorado River Station jail on charges of, PC 288(a) Lewd Acts With A Child Under 14 and PC 286(c)(1) Sodomy Under 14 Years Old with a bail of $250,000.

This investigation is still ongoing and it is possible more victims exist. If anyone has information regarding this case they are urged to contact Detectives Nick Caronna or Tim Prestion at (760) 326-9200.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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