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Fountain Valley man, 71, arrested on multiple sex charges

Fountain Valley police released this undated photo of 71-year-old Donald Roy Shipley, who faces multiple sex charges.

July 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 71-year-old man has been arrested on multiple sex charges, including the rape of a little girl in Orange County.

Fountain Valley police arrested Donald Roy Shipley on Wednesday for crimes they said happened in 2008 and 2009. Police said Shipley was sharing a home with a woman and a 10-year-old girl when he committed lewd acts against the little girl. He is also accused of raping the girl's 10-year-old friend.

Police said they initially investigated Shipley for possession of child pornography. He is accused of being in possession of over a dozen pornographic images of young girls between 10 and 13 years old. Many of the photos appeared to be taken in his home.

Shipley is being held on $1 million bail. He could face 40 years in prison if he is convicted.

Anyone with additional information or may have been a victim was asked to contact Fountain Valley detectives at (714) 593-4480 or (714) 347-8794.