Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Man Arrested in Alleged Sex Assault of Boy in Mall

The suspect is a Disneyland employee, according to the booking report

A man sought for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old boy at a local mall was arrested over the weekend, sheriff's deputies said Monday.

Richard Camarena, 45, was arrested at his relative's home in Claremont around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

On July 8, the boy reported he was touched inappropriately in a restroom near the food court of the Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry around 6:50 p.m. Authorities released a surveillance image Thursday in an effort to locate the man responsible.

Camarena was booked at the San Dimas Sheriff's Station for lewd acts on a child under 14. According to the booking report, he is a Disneyland employee.

His bail was set at $100,000 and he is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning at the Pomona courthouse.

John Cádiz Klemack contributed to this report. 

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