29 PALMS MAN, 72, ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF MULTIPLE CHILD MOLESTATION

A 72-year-old Twentynine Palms man has been arrested, accused of molesting three minors under the age of 14.

Tuesday, February 11, detectives from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant in the 72600 block of Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms after a report of continuous lewd and lascivious acts involving three minors under the age of 14. The investigation revealed the three victims were family members of Gary Shannon, a 72-year-old resident of Twentynine Palms. The victims were between the ages of eight and 12 years old, and the abuse occurred between 2005 and 2014.

Gary Shannon was located at his residence and arrested; he was booked into West Valley Detention Center and is being held in lieu of a $350,000.00 bail. Anyone with information related to the investigation, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

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