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Lake Elsinore Station

Posted on: February 28, 2023

Lewd Acts With a Child

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jeff Reese 

File # L222630043


In October 2022, Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station assumed the investigation into alleged lewd acts with a child. During the course of the investigation the suspect was identified as Gilbert Randall Christopher (white male, 57 years old), a resident of Ridgecrest, CA. On February 27, 2023, the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau and Special Enforcement Team, located Christopher near a residence in the 500 block of County Line Road , in the city of Ridgecrest. Christopher was arrested without incident. Christopher was booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center on numerous charges of lewd acts with a child.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Howe at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

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