Photo: Joshua Allen
CHICO – A “lewd acts” charge resulted after calls that came to the CPD at 8:00 pm on June 7. The calls mentioned someone walking in the road. The person approached vehicles and stopped traffic at W. 8th and Main Streets.
In addition, 20-year-old Joshua Allen went into a business in the 800 block of Main Street. While inside, Allen came up to an 11-year-old girl with his pants down.
He then kissed the girl on her cheek. The girl’s father was with her as well. “The reporting party” followed him out, calling the police, who arrived quickly while Allen was still in sight.
After a “brief struggle” police arrested Allen.
The CPD press release says that “Neither the victim or the her father knew Allen. They would have allowed him to have this type of contact with the victim.”
Allen has a “prior burglary conviction out of Shasta County.” His charges are lewd act with a child, false imprisonment, resisiting arrest and probation violation.