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Ventura man arrested for molesting teenager

Donte Lincoln, 33, of Ventura appears in a booking photo provided by the Ventura County Police Department. Lincoln was arrested for allegedly molesting a 17-year-old girl on Sunday, April 17, 2011.

April 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Ventura man was arrested for allegedly molesting his friend's teenaged sister, sneaking up on her while she slept.

Authorities said the 17-year-old victim woke up shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday and found 33-year-old Donte Lincoln on top of her.

Lincoln held the victim's arms down while he groped her. When the teen threatened to scream for help, police said Lincoln fled the house, located on the 2800 block of Pierpont Boulevard.

Around noon, Ventura police officers tracked Lincoln down and took him into custody. He was booked for felony sexual battery and child molestation.