Trona, CA: Man arrested for lewd acts with a child.

Trona, CA: Man arrested for lewd acts with a child.

According to the San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department, on Monday, March 13th, 2017, Sheriff’s Detectives received information regarding an inappropriate relationship between 39 year old Edwin Funke of Trona, California and an underage female, a 14 year old female.

Detectives contacted the victim and she disclosed that Edwin Funke sexually assaulted her at his home in Trona, California on several occasions in 2016.

Detectives from Trona Station and the Crimes Against Children Detail conducted an investigation and Edwin Funke was arrested on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017.

Edwin Funke was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for violation of PC 288a(b)(1); Oral Copulation and PC 288(c)(1) Lewd Acts with a Child.

Edwin Funke’s bail was set at $50,000 and is scheduled for arraignment on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Victorville Superior Court.

Edwin Funke has been a Citizen Volunteer in Trona, California since October of 2014, but is no longer affiliated with the department.

Anybody with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective M.J. Higgins at (909)387-3615.

Callers may remain anonymous and contact We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME or on the We-Tip Hotline website at:

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