71-year-old man accused of molesting kids under 10 years old

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- A 71-year-old Riverside man was arrested this week, accused of molesting two children.

Keith William Pust was taken into custody Wednesday by the Riverside Police Department Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit.

The incidents were alleged to have occurred over the past couple of years where the suspect had sexually assaulted two minors under the age of 10 years old.

Pust was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on counts of lewd acts with a child under 14 years of age, along with enhancement charges due to multiple victims involved.

According to Riverside police, Pust has worked with young children in the past, and it is believed there may be other victims who have not come forward.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the investigation, or who have knowledge of other victims, to contact Detective Stacie Ontko at (951) 353-7121 or sontko@riversideca.gov, or Detective Daniel Mercadefe at (951) 353-7120 or dmercadefe@riversideca.gov.
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