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Former Lompoc Man of the Year Accused of Child Molestation


Thursday, September 22, 2016
Anthony Durham
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Anthony Durham

Former Lompoc Man of the Year, city councilmember, chaplain to the Lompoc Police, and CHP officer Anthony Michael Durham (pictured) was arrested on charges of sexual abuse against a child under the age of 14. Durham had also functioned as a crime-prevention specialist with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office and taught classes about not drinking at the local high school. Bail was set at $1 million. Lompoc Police spokesperson Sgt. Kevin Martin said Durham had been brought in for questioning Sunday afternoon based on allegations of sexual molestation. “Based on what was said in that interview, he was taken into custody and booked in the County Jail,” said Martin.

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