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Adelanto man charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old

Keneith Dontez Mackey

June 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Adelanto man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually molesting an 8-year-old girl.

Keneith Dontez Mackey, 41, was arrested at his residence on the 14300 block of Jeremiah Street in Adelanto and was held on a $2,500,000 arrest warrant.

Victorville detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department were notified that an 8-year-old girl said Mackey sexually molested her multiple times when he babysat her from October 2012 to March 2013.

The San Bernardino District Attorney's Office filed charges after the sheriff's department conducted a three-month investigation. The charges are aggravated sexual assault of a child; two counts of sexual intersection or sodomy with a child under 10 years old; two counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child under 10; and three counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14.

If convicted Mackey could be sentenced to more than 100 years to life in prison.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation should contact Detective Gardner at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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