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68-year-old Hesperia Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation

HESPERIA-(  A 68-year-old Hesperia man was arrested for lewd acts with a child under the age of fourteen on Thursday. Norman Eugene Nelson was arrested after the family of the victim reported on Monday that they suspected lewd acts with the victim.

The report sparked an investigation leading to information that the lewd acts may have been taking place for six months while the victim was at a relatives’ home. On Thursday around 10:45 a.m. deputies and detectives from the Hesperia Station served and executed a search on the suspects’ home on the 8000 block of Lassen Avenue.

Evidence was collected leading to the arrest of Nelson for lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. He is being held at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $250,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment at the Victorville Superior Court on Monday afternoon.

“Deputies recommend teaching young children the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching,” Hesperia Station officials said in the Friday, May 20th release.  “Also letting children know that if a grown up tells them to keep a secret from their parents, it probably means it’s not something that they should be doing and they should tell their parents right away. This victim did a great job of following what they’d been taught and this suspect is in custody because they reported the inappropriate relationship to family that listened and immediately contacted law enforcement.”

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