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Elderly Riverside Man Arrested for Molesting Two Young Children

Elderly Riverside Man Arrested for Molesting Two Young Children

RIVERSIDE – A 71-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for the ongoing sexual molestation of two children under the age of 10 years old. The incidents allegedly occurred over the past couple of years and were recently reported to police and investigated by the Riverside Police Department’s Sexual Assault & Child Abuse (SACA) Unit.

Keith William Pust was arrested by SACA Detectives and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for lewd acts with a child under 14 years of age, along with enhancement charges due to there being multiple victims.

Authorities believe that there may be other victims. Pust has worked with young children in the past.  Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation, or who have knowledge of additional victims, to contact Detective Stacie Ontko at (951) 353-7121 or sontko@riversideca.gov, or Detective Daniel Mercadefe at (951) 353-7120 or dmercadefe@riversideca.gov.

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