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Police Arrest Molestation Suspect

A 54-year-old man suspected of molesting four children over a 10-year period in his Burbank home was arrested in a small town about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, according to authorities.

Stephen V. Andersen was arrested Friday by Burbank police detectives in Oceano, a coastal community just north of Santa Maria, said Lt. Don Brown.

Andersen--described by police as a self-employed tool and dye maker--is being held in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail awaiting arraignment on charges of attempted murder and continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to authorities.

Details about the charges were not available Tuesday, Brown said.

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“That’s all that’s being released right now,” he said.

Investigators allege that Andersen molested the four children between 1975 and 1985. He is being held on $1.2-million bail, Brown said.

Anyone with information about current or other allegations against Andersen is urged to call investigators at (818) 238-3255.


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