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Retired Riverside detective arrested on suspicion of child molestation

July 8, 2011 |  6:14 pm

A retired Riverside police detective was arrested Friday on suspicion of child molestation for allegedly abusing a child in 2003, authorities said.

Granville Douglas Kelley Jr., 73, retired as a detective with the Riverside Police Department in 1990. He was arrested at his Riverside home, which also was searched by investigators, according to a statement released by the department.

The investigation began after the parents of the child, who is now 15, reported the incidents to the department. Kelley was booked on three counts of child molestation and is being held in Riverside County’s Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta. Bail has been set at $50,000.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Roberta Hopewell at (951) 353-7124 or Det. Phil Fernandez at (951) 353-7121.

-- Phil Willon in Riverside