Sexual Predator Fingered by Public Re-Arrested with new $5.5 Million Dollar Bail

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 20, 2016 / comments

On May 5th, 2016 Robert Lee Edmonds was arrested on one count of felony child molestation. Edmonds bailed out of jail shortly after being arrested. Deputies and Detectives believed Edmonds potentially had additional victims in our community who were yet to be identified. An extensive investigation into Edmonds continued. On May 10th, 2016 Edmonds' photograph was published here on Facebook and phone tips began to pour in from you - our Facebook followers and other members of the public.

Based on help from the news media, social media and the community, several more victims were identified. A 5.5 million dollar felony arrest warrant was secured by El Dorado County Sheriff's Detectives. It was learned that Edmonds was in Sacramento County and he was promptly arrested yesterday morning by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Edmonds is currently back in the custody of the El Dorado County Jail.

EDSO would like to take the time to thank you for helping us hold Edmonds responsible for his crimes against children. If you have additional information about this investigation, please contact Detective Prencipe directly at (530) 642-4709, reference case EG16-3722. 

ROBERT EDMONDS [June 5, 2026]
JN1602124    ROBERT    LEE    EDMONDS    M
PV    20160505    RELEASED    23    EDSO
288(A)            F    L&L W/CHILD UNDER 14    $100,000.00

ROBERT EDMONDS [June 15, 2016]
JN1602812    ROBERT    LEE    EDMONDS    M
PV    20160615    INCUSTODY    23    EDSO
288(A)            F    L&L W/CHILD UNDER 14    $5,500,000.00

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Edmonds' most recent booking photo, Facebook photos May 30, 2015, August 28, 2015, November 20, 2014.