Friday, May 24, 2013
Police Arrest Suspect for Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Mountain View man in custody
Police arrested Leonardo Lovette II Thursday for eight counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor 1st, one count of third-degree assault and one count of first degree indecent exposure. From APD: "The charges came about with the conclusion of an investigation in which detectives discovered that Lovette has sexually molested 2 female neighbor children repeatedly. The children were 5 years old and 9 years old." Detectives served a search warrant on Lovette’s Mountain View residence on Wednesday..
"Due to Lovette’s contact with neighborhood children as an after school tutor and his possible contact with children at a church located on Debarr Road, detectives believe that there may be additional victims who have not yet reported their abuse. One victim told police that he threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the sexual abuse. Children may know Lovette by his nickname 'Nutbush,'" APD reports.
Anyone with information on possible victims should call Det. Torres at 786-8573.