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LAPD seeks information in child molestation case

April 18, 2011 | 10:50 pm

Los Angeles police Monday were seeking potential victims of a man charged with molesting a developmentally disabled child. Jeremy Shawn Stockton

Jeremy Shawn Stockton, 29, is an employee of Wellspring, which specializes in working with children who have autism, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Stockton also was a special education trainee at Grant High School in Van Nuys and worked with developmentally disabled children at the YMCA in La Cañada Flintridge, according to the LAPD.

Police said they arrested Stockton after an autistic child alleged he was molested. Stockton was charged with lewd acts against children under 14 and was being held in lieu of $1.45-million bail, the LAPD said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (818) 832-0985 or (818) 832-0978.


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