Richard Camarena. Courtesy of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Richard Camarena. Courtesy of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

A 45-year-old man is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old boy at the Puente Hills Mall in Industry.

Richard Camarena was arrested at a home in Claremont, according to Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Before his arrest, investigators had circulated surveillance images of Camarena, who had been described as a person of interest they were trying to identify.

The boy reported that he was inappropriately touched about 6:50 p.m. on July 8 by a man in a bathroom at the mall, according the sheriff’s department.

Camarena was booked on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a child, Alexander said.

Camarena was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and was due in court in Pomona on Tuesday, Alexander said. He was arrested Saturday.

–City News Service

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