Novato Ca. April 22 2008
By: Bryan Hill
Security News Magazine
A man’s girlfriend reporting to police that she had been her boyfrind kissing a young female and posting pictures of her on his MySpace page has led to his arrest officers say.
The 19-year-old Novato man was arraigned Wednesday on charges of molesting the 13-year-old girl during a sexual relationship of more than three months, authorities said.
Curtis Lawrence Anderson was identified as a suspect after police say that they received a tip from one of his ex-girlfriends, who recently saw a photograph of the girl kissing Anderson on MySpace.com, a social networking site, police said.
As police were preparing to find Anderson for an interview on Tuesday, they learned from other officers that he had been detained on suspicion of shoplifting at the Target store in Novato, said Novato police Sgt. Keith Heiden.
Anderson was brought into the police station and questioned in both the shoplifting and the sex cases.
Police say that after their investigation and the interview with Anderson, he was arrested.
He was then booked into the county jail with bail set at $150,000.
Anderson was charged Wednesday with lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, oral copulation of a person under 18, sodomy of a person under 18 and unlawful sexual intercourse, according to a complaint by Deputy District Attorney Linda Witong.
Authorities said the sexual relationship with the girl, a Novato resident, started around the beginning of the year.
Anderson was charged separately with commercial burglary and receiving stolen property in connection with the Target incident, Witong said. The stolen property included Sony Walkmans, a CD case and CDs.
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