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Man arrested for molesting 3 young girls

Gary Gruber, 48, was arrested for allegedly molesting three young girls in Orange County.

December 8, 2010 12:19:52 AM PST
A 48-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly molesting the children of a family friend.Santa Ana police were called to a church in Orange after a 13-year-old girl told a counselor that Gary Gruber had been molesting her for the last three years.

Gruber was booked for investigation of lewd and sexual acts with a child under 14 and threats of retaliation.

Investigators believe the girl's 8-year-old and 5-year-old sisters were also victims. Gruber often babysat the children.

Gruber met the girls' father in jail about five years ago and they had remained friends after release.