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Cameron Park man faces new allegations in molestation case

Robert Lee Edmonds
Robert Lee Edmonds Booking photo, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

A 23-year-old Cameron Park man arrested in May after he was accused of inappropriate relationships with underage girls is back in jail facing new allegations.

Robert Lee Edmonds was arrested Wednesday on a new felony child molestation warrant. Several charges are now pending against him due to identification of additional alleged victims and the continued investigation, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office news release. He is being held in El Dorado County Jail with bail set at $5.5 million.

On April 27, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an inappropriate relationship between a man and a minor in the community. Patrol deputies and detectives launched an investigation, which led to Edmond arrest May 5 on suspicion of one count of felony child molestation. Edmonds bailed out of jail the same day.

Suspecting there were additional victims, some as young as middle school age, the Sheriff’s Office continued its investigation after Edmund’s initial arrest and release on bail. Publicity through the news media and social media resulted in phone tips that led to the new allegations.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to the investigation is asked to call Detective Anthony Prencipe at 530-642-4709 and refer to case EG16-3722.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy