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Posted on: October 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Sexual Assault Arrest

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Sexual Assault Arrest
Station Area:Blythe
Written Date:October 14, 2021Time:4:00 PM
Incident Date:October 14, 2021Time:8:49 AM
Incident Location:17000 block of Palowalla Rd., Blythe
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mike McTigue
File Number(s):A212870003


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Kenneth Carlton

Details:

On October 14, 2021 at 8:49 AM, patrol deputies from the Colorado River Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a sexual assault on a child, in the unincorporated area of Blythe. Deputies arrived at the residence and spoke with witnesses, who identified a suspect. Deputies located the suspect’s vehicle in the 14000 block of Neighbors Blvd. and conducted surveillance on it. At 2:45 PM, the suspect entered the vehicle and drove it to a nearby gas station, where deputies detained him without incident. Kenneth Carlton, age 57 of Blythe, was arrested on multiple counts of sexual assault and booked at the Blythe Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Morelock at the Colorado River Sheriff’s Station by calling (760) 921-7900.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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