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Montecito Man Arrested for Child Molestation

Relative Tips Sheriff to Suspected Abuse


[From Sheriff’s Department press report]: On Monday, November 30, 2009, a relative of the victims contacted the Sheriff’s Department to report the suspected abuse of two pre-teen sisters.

On Wednesday morning, December 2, 2009, detectives arrested 58-year-old Jeffrey Quenton Johnson at his home on West Mountain Drive without incident.

Based on their investigation, detectives suspect the sexual abuse has been ongoing for the past three years.

Johnson was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on three felony charges related to child sexual abuse and bail was set at $500,000.

Detectives are asking for anyone who may also be a victim, or knows someone who was a victim, to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (805) 681-5405 ext. 421 or the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at (805) 681-4171.

No further information is being released due to the age of the victims.

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