TEMECULA: UPDATE DA files 99 counts related to child molestation against area resident

Trevor Montgomery

Riverside County News Source


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MURRIETA – A suspect who was booked on more than 500 felony counts related to allegations of sexual abuse against a juvenile female had his first court appearance at the Southwest Justice Center this morning.

The suspect, who has been identified as Sean Fitzpatrick Damewood, a 52-year-old resident of the unincorporated area outside Temecula, was originally arrested just before midnight on Jan. 5 and booked into the Southwest Detention Center on Jan. 6 the following morning. He was booked on over 500 felony counts related to the alleged incidents involving a young girl.

Court records indicate that of the 522 charges he was booked into jail on, the district attorney’s office filed 99 separate charges against him. Those charges include 48 counts of lewd acts with a child, 50 counts of engaging in oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child, and a single count of exhibiting harmful matter to a juvenile.

Court records also indicate that during today’s court hearing a non-domestic criminal order of protection was issued against Damewood. It was not immediately known who that order of protection was related to.

Damewood is scheduled for a Felony Settlement Conference on Jan. 19. His next court date has been scheduled for Jan. 21, at 8:30 a.m., at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.

Damewood remains in custody at the Southwest Detention Center. He is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.


Temecula area resident charged with over 500 counts of sexual abuse against a minor

TEMECULA – An area resident was arrested and charged yesterday with more than 500 felony counts related to allegations of child molestation and sexual abuse of a minor. He was booked into jail just before midnight on Jan. 5. The alleged incidents reportedly occurred in the unincorporated area of Riverside County, near Temecula.

In a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Sergeant Spivacke wrote that deputies from the Southwest Station began investigating the alleged incidents on Jan. 4.

During their initial investigation, deputies interviewed an unidentified juvenile female regarding the allegations. The juvenile disclosed to them she had been the victim of several years of sexual abuse by a man identified as a long-time friend of the family.

Detectives assumed the investigation and discovered the sexual abuse had been occurring for approximately four years, continuing from the time the victim was about 5-years-old until she was about 9-years-old. The victim disclosed to investigators the suspect had initiated several hundred different encounters during that time.

The suspect was identified as 52-year-old Sean Damewood of Riverside County. Before investigators could contact him, they learned that Damewood had fled the area after he learned about the allegations of sexual abuse.

Damewood was located the following day in San Diego County. He was detained on Newport Ave. in the city of Ocean Beach.

Damewood was transported to the Southwest Station where he was interviewed regarding the allegations against him. Based on their initial and follow-up investigations, sheriff’s investigators arrested Damewood.

Following his arrest, Damewood was booked at the Southwest Detention Center for a total of 522 charges. According to jail records, all but two of those charges were felonies related to sexual abuse and molestation of a minor. Damewood was being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.


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  • The Governor will see that he is treated for his addiction and not locked up to long. Prop 47

  • Don’t know if its just my phone but the writers name “Trevor Montgomery” is right under the photo. Looks to me like it is the name of the molester. You might want to check I out.

    • Unfortunately, this page is formatted for PC or laptop use. It even works well with iPads and tablets, but for some reason cell phones throw the whole template into disarray. I have worked on the problem, but unfortunately, there is only so much adjusting and tweaking I can do with the free WordPress program I use. RCNS is a one-man-show, with absolutely no financial backing or pay whatsoever. This is truly a labor of love. Thank you for your feedback. I wish there was an easy solution…like figuring out how to make this a paying endeavor, rather than a free service for my readers, for which I receive zero compensation…LOL

      • Stephen Pollington

        I’m using a PC and it looks like the name of the suspect is Trevor Montgomery.

        • Yes, that is a weird glitch I finally figured out, so for newer stories that doesn’t happen anymore…..thankfully.
          I was getting tired of sometimes looking like the villain. LOLOLOL
          Thanks for the heads up though!


  • This is really sad, forget due process let’s go for the gas chamber.. Better yet put him with the general population Now.

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