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Law Enforcement Suspect Additional Victims of Lake County Man After Investigators Accuse Him of Sex Crimes Involving Children


The following is a press release issued by the Brentwood Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Matthew Pelton [Image provided by the Brentwood Police Department]

 In August 2021, the Brentwood Police Department initiated an investigation where Matthew Pelton (pictured), male 48 years old, from Kelseyville, was accused of sex crimes involving children. Additionally, on September 7, 2021, Pelton was indicted on federal manufacturing child pornography charges. Pelton has been associated to the counties of Alameda,  Contra Costa, Lake and Sacramento. Based on information revealed in the investigation, there is evidence to suggest there may be more victims who have yet to come forward.  

The Brentwood Police Department is requesting anyone with information or potential victims to contact Detective Talley at 925-809-7793.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Paying it By Ears: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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