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San Gabriel Valley man arrested for allegedly molesting teenage boy he met online

March 1, 2011 |  5:13 pm

A 48-year-old Rowland Heights man has been booked on suspicion of molesting a 15-year-old boy after they met in an online chat room, police said Tuesday.

Joe Phillip Morales was arrested Friday in connection with multiple lewd acts with the 15-year-old Redlands teen that took place between November 2010 and February 2011, according to the Redlands Police Department.

Redlands police described the teen as a runaway. Morales was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail at a jail in Rancho Cucamonga.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Any Capps at (909) 798-7642.

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-- Robert J. Lopez
Twitter: @LAJourno

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