Alleged child molester charged in mall attack

LOS ANGELES - A 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a boy in a shopping mall restroom was arraigned this week.Casey Crockett was charged with one count of lewd act upon a child with an allegation that the felony offense warrants sex offender registration and time served in state prison. On Oct. 17, Crockett allegedly molested an 11-year-old boy in a public restroom stall at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. When the child left and Crockett emerged from the restroom, the boy's father confronted Crockett and a physical altercation ensued, officials said. Crockett's bail is recommendated at $1 million. If convicted as charged, he faces a maximim setence of eight years in prison.

********** Published: October 27, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 28