Posted: May 17, 2013 3:59 PM by April Hansen, KSBY
Updated: May 17, 2013 5:10 PM
A 40-year-old Santa Maria man is in jail for the second time accused of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor.
Clive Decomarmond was arrested Thursday after one of the alleged victims came forward with more information on other possible victims.
Investigators say there are three at this time, but believe there could be more.
KSBY spoke with the Santa Maria Police Department today and found out Decomarmond knew these children and their families.
If you search Decomarmond's name on the Megan's law website, which tracks sexual predators in the state, his name comes up clean.
But one child came forward with allegations that could put him on that list if he's charged and convicted.
"And that started this investigation rolling and she also provided information that led us to other victims," said Lieutenant Kim Graham, Santa Maria Police Department.
Lieutenant Graham says the details police learned from the first alleged victim were enough to make an arrest.
"He knew all the victims. He started a relationship with these victims. One of the cases in particular was over a four-year period beginning when the victim was 12-years old," she said.
Lieutenant Graham says in most cases, when someone is accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor, the children know the predator.
It's usually a family friend or a close relative.
"It does happen on occasion with certain types of crimes. Parents that may not have been aware of something going on when all of a sudden something sparks that conversation," said Lieutenant Graham.
To prevent this from happening to your child, Lieutenant Graham says parents need to be cautious and ask questions.
"Just be extra suspicious, extra vigilant. Be extra everything," said Lieutenant Graham.
Decomarmond was released from custody last week after he made bail, but Lieutenant Graham says his second arrest offers no bail.
Decomarmond owns a business in Grover Beach.
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office has not filed formal charges, but will be reviewing the case next week.
The Santa Maria Police Department encourage anyone with information about Decomarmond to contact the department at (805) 928-3781.
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