Teen’s report leads to child molestation arrest
June 30, 2016
A 13-year-old’s report that she was molested by a family friend three years ago led police to arrest a 44-year-old San Luis Obispo man on Wednesday.
After the girl’s family learned about the alleged molestation, they contacted law enforcement. During the investigation, the teen said Matthew Roland Betts committed the crimes against her while he was staying in her family’s home.
In March, a friend caught Betts allegedly committing a lewd act against an 8-year-old girl. At that time, police arrested Betts on a charge of lewd acts against a child.
On Wednesday, officers arrested Betts and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of lewd acts upon a child and forcible acts of sexual penetration. His bail was set at $250,000.