SLO County: Retired correctional deputy accused of sexually abusing multiple children
Originally published 5-27-21
by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office:
“Recently, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Detectives received information of suspected child sexual abuse concerning multiple victims under the age of 14.
The investigation by Detectives was submitted to the District Attorney’s Office, who filed multiple counts charging lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14-years old.
An arrest warrant was obtained, and on 5-26-21 Sheriff’s investigators took 63-year-old James Peter Storton of Arroyo Grande into custody. The location of where these incidents occurred is being withheld to protect the victims and their family. Storton is a former Correctional Deputy.
He retired from the Sheriff’s Office 12 years ago in 2009. He was hired in 1980. This is an ongoing investigation. Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify any other potential victims in this case by calling the Sheriff’s Office at 805-781-4500.”