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SJPD Arrests Wrestling Coach for Lewd & Lascivious Acts with a Minor
Filed under Press Release, on 12/3/2019 11:03:00 AM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Lewd & Lascivious Acts with a child age 14 or 15. CASE NUMBER: 19-267-0188
LOCATION: San Jose & Los Banos, CA 
VICTIM: Withheld AGE: 14 Years (male)
ADDRESS: Withheld
SUSPECT: Bruce Shelton AGE: 60 Years
ADDRESS: Los Banos Resident 
Suspect Bruce Shelton


San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) task force arrested Bruce Shelton for multiple counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a child age 14 or 15 with a 10 year age difference (felony) - Penal Code 288(c)(1).

In early October, 2019, detectives received information that suspect Bruce Shelton engaged in inappropriate behavior with the victim.  The suspect has been an Oak Grove High School wrestling coach for over 35 years and a former food service worker for Oak Grove High School.  The investigation revealed that the suspect inappropriately touched the victim between December 2016 and February 2017.  The incidents occurred in San Jose and the City of Los Banos.

On December 2, 2019, detectives from the San Jose Police Department and Los Banos Police Department arrested the suspect without incident at his residence in Los Banos.  He was subsequently booked into Los Banos Police Department Jail on the listed charges.   

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents is urged to contact Detective Michael O'Grady of the San Jose Police Department's ICAC/CED Unit at (408) 537-1382.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.


BY: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Sgt. Sean Pierce #3415
DATE: 12/3/19 TIME: 10:30 AM DATE: 12/3/19 TIME: 10:30 AM


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