Grizzly Flat Man Arrested for Molestation of a Child Under the Age of 14 Years Met on Facebook

by Placerville Newswire / May 19, 2017 / comments

[Placerville Police Department Cmdr. Kim Nida]

Placerville, CA – Placerville Police arrest 20 year old, Clayton Christensen, for child molestation. On May 17th, 2017, Placerville Police Officers responded to a report of a possible child molest case that had occurred earlier in May of 2017. Officers took a report from a 13 year old, reporting that she met Clayton Christensen in early May and he began messaging her through Facebook. The victim reported that Christensen had sexual intercourse with her after he arranged to meet her after school.

Christensen was contacted by Placerville Police Detectives and after providing a statement he was arrested. Christensen was booked into the El Dorado County jail for Penal Code section 288(a)- Lewd and Lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old. Christensen’s bail is set at $100,000.

“We urge parents to monitor their children’s social media traffic,” stated Placerville Police Chief Jim Ortega. “Children aren’t fully aware of the dangers that are lurking on the internet. It’s our job to keep them safe and protect them from predators.”


California Penal Code Section 288:

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (i), any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act, including any of the acts constituting other crimes provided for in Part 1, upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of a child who is under the age of 14 years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child, is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years.

Arrest Record:

Booking Number First Name Middle Name Last Name Sex
Facility Date Booked Status Age at Booking Arresting Agency
PV 20170518 INCUSTODY 20 PPD
First 5 Charges Misd or Felony? Description

Bail Amount For Each Charge