Huntington Beach Man Arrested on Charges of Molesting Redlands Teen
REDLANDS – Police arrested a 65-year-old Huntington Beach man who is suspected of molesting a local teenager over the past two years. There may be additional victims, according to police.
Richard George Moran, who was arrested on Tuesday “without incident,” according to reports, was taken into custody at his Orange County-based Huntington Beach home at about 2:30 p.m.
Police received the initial report about the molestation in June, and launched an investigation. Saying the incidents took place in both Huntington Beach and the San Bernardino County city of Redlands, police believe the molestations occurred over approximately two years.
The victim, a 13-year-old boy who lives on the north side of Redlands, told police that Moran had touched him inappropriately while they were alone together in the boys’ Redlands home. Also, according to accounts released by police, Moran is suspected to have committed the same acts with the youth inside his car in Orange County.
Detectives who conducted the investigation began gathering enough evidence, according to city spokesman Carl Baker, to support the allegations. It led to an arrest warrant issued by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office.
Moran is a retired maintenance worker, once employed by the city of Huntington Beach. Police have not disclosed how Moran and the teenager were connected. Detectives believe there may be additional victims, said Baker, “who have yet to be contacted by police.”
Moran was expected to appear in San Bernardino Superior Court on Wednesday, his bail set at $250,000.