A birthday party clown pleaded guilty to molestation in San Bernardino County, the Daily Breeze reports. David Albert Lemus aka Trim-Trim the Clown, reportedly agreed to the plea deal at the San Bernardino Superior Court in Fontana. He faces up to 12 years in prison. Lemus’ sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 2.
The clown, who is now 51, was arrested in costume in 2005 after two girls – ages 12 and 14 – told police that Lemus molested them during the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. Lemus has pleaded guilty to charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and oral copulation by threat. Both are felonies.
California child sex abuse cases are among the most serious crimes that can land a defendant in big trouble. If you have been charged with raping or molesting children, you face the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, stiff penalties and registering for the rest of your life as a sex offender. With such sex offender databases being public record in California, you will have a tough time getting a job or even a place to live.
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