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Sacramento Sheriff arrests suspect in child molestation case

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department arrested a man suspected of molesting several juveniles. They are also asking for the public’s help in finding more victims

NEWS RELEASE: ARREST MADE IN CHILD MOLESTATION CASE

On January 19, 2023, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Bureau arrested 49-year-old Elton Glenn WARD, in Grass Valley, on 16 counts of Lewd Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14 Years of Age. WARD is currently being held in the Sacramento County Main Jail with a bail amount of $1,600,000. The victims in this case were female juveniles aged 5 to 16 years old at the time of the alleged incidents.

This is an active and ongoing criminal investigation. Detectives are concerned there may be additional unreported victims. Any community members with information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Bureau at (916) 874-5191 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 442-HELP.

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Case # 23FE000203(01) – Warrant Arrest
PC 288(A)  Felony   
LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACT W/CHILD UNDER 14
Bail: $1,600,000.00
Total Bail $1,600,000.00
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