Needles, CA: Detectives arrested a man for lewd and lascivious acts upon a child.

Needles, CA: Detectives arrested a man for lewd and lascivious acts upon a child.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, over the summer months of 2017, the suspect, 18 year old Shane Steffey from Needles, California entered into what was described as a dating relationship with the 10 year old victim.

Family and friends of the victim became suspicious of the relationship and notified law enforcement.

Deputies and detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station in Needles, California began their investigation.

At 3:00pm PT on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, Shane Steffey was contacted along the 400 Block of La Mesa Street, interviewed and subsequently arrest for PC 288(a) Lewd and Lascivious Acts Upon a Child.

Shane Steffey was booked at the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California on $250,000.00 bail.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department released this picture of Shane Steffey and urged anybody who may be a victim or has information related to this investigation to contact Detective Nick Caronna at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information We-Tip Hotline online website at: https://wetip.com/

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6203535/

** Picture by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **

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