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71-year-old Riverside man accused of molesting children younger than 10

By in Press Enterprise on December 1, 2017

By Brian Rokos

A 71-year-old Riverside man is in jail after detectives say he molested two children younger than 10 years old over the past couple of years.

Keith William Pust was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 29, on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts on a child younger than 14 and having multiple victims. Bail was set at $250,000.

Pust had not been charged as of Thursday afternoon.

Pust has worked with children in the past, a Riverside police news release said; in an interview, Officer Ryan Railsback said that Pust had worked as a counselor at an unspecified school “years ago.”

Detectives ask that anyone with information on this investigation or who knows of any victims contact Detective Stacie Ontko at 951-353-7121 or sontko@riversideca.gov, or Detective Daniel Mercadefe at 951-353-7120 or ordmercadefe@riversideca.gov.

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