VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) Police said there may be more victims after a registered sex offender was arrested for trying to inappropriately touch a teenage male.
On September 18, 2019, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a report of annoying/molesting a child.
A 16-year old male walking to a friend’s house in the area of 7th and Victor Streets was followed by the suspect, who was later identified as later identified as 25-year old Adam Armando Moreno, a Victorville resident.
“The suspect made sexual comments to the victim and attempted to grab the victim’s penis several times,” according to sheriff’s officials.
“The victim told the suspect multiple times to stop and continued walking to his friend’s home. The suspect followed the victim, continuing to harass him until the victim arrived at his friend’s and went inside,” police said.
The victims mothers spoke with Victor Valley News that after learning of her son’s ordeal she drove around looking for the suspect and found him. The mom said she confronted the suspect and he told her he wanted to touch her sons penis.
“Several people heard what was going on and immediately sprung into action, followed him, tackled him, and made sure he was caught until police arrived,” she stated.
Sheriff’s officials confirmed Adam Moreno is a registered sex offender and convicted felon on parole. He was located nearby and arrested.
He was booked at High Desert Detention Center for annoying/molesting a child and violating his parole. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on September 20, 2019.
During the investigation, it was learned there may be additional victims that have not come forward.
Anyone with information about this investigation or who may be a victim is asked to contact Deputy V. Quezada at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.