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Santa Barbara man accused of lewd acts with children

Posted: 6:08 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 21:08:30-04
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A Santa Barbara man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of lewd acts with a child.

Sheriff's officials say Louie "Vincent" Peteque Jr., 49, befriended high school-aged children, invited them to his home, and gave them alcohol and marijuana.

On at least two occasions, investigators say Peteque sexually assaulted two juvenile victims while they were intoxicated.

Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify additional victims and witnesses in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Nuñez at (805) 681-4150 or aan4208@sbsheriff.org. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 681-4171 or visiting the sheriff's website.

Peteque was booked into jail on charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child, sexual battery, and willful cruelty to a child.