Morro Bay man arrested for having sex with a minor
January 26, 2012
A Morro Bay man already being held for burglarizing a home was charged Sunday with sexual assault of a minor.
On Sunday, police arrested Adam Bearden, 28, and charged him with 16 felony counts in the molestation of a young girl including having sex with a child, forcing a child to perform oral copulation, penetration with a foreign object of a person under 14 and sexual battery, according to the sheriff’s department.
Police arrested Bearden on Jan. 14 and booked him into San Luis Obispo County Jail under suspicion of burglary. The investigation began after a victim reported having $3,000 stolen from a safe within their home.
Four days later, police began investigating charges that Bearden molested the child who at times was in his care. During the investigation, police said they discovered Bearden had been sexually assaulting the girl for about three years.