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1/4/2018 - Former Lassen County Resident Arrested on Sexual Assault Crimes - Click here to print this information

On January 2, 2018 Detectives from the Lassen Co. Sheriffs office travelled to Sacramento,
Ca., pursuing an investigation alleging multiple sexual assault crimes on minors involving a former Lassen County resident.

After contacting the suspect, Detectives arrested Frank Patton, age 41 formerly of the Herlong area, on multiple counts of various sexual assault crimes with a minor(s) that occurred in Lassen County.

Patton has an extensive past history with in Lassen County but has recently been living in the Sacramento area and currently on probation in Sacramento County.

The arrest is the result of a month long investigation by the Sheriffs Detective Unit and involves multiple minor age victims in Lassen County.

In addition to these allegations, Detectives discovered Patton is involved in additional sexual assault crimes that occurred in
other jurisdictions.

Patton was transported back to Susanville and booked into the Lassen County Jail on eleven
(11) counts of sexual assault crimes with a minor.

He is being held in custody in lieu of
$750,000.00 bail.

Captain Jones of the Lassen County Sheriff's Office stated, This investigation and subsequent arrest of Patton is the result of tireless hours of hard work our Detective Unit put into this case. We are proud of their work and dedication to our community.

The case has been submitted to the Lassen County District Attorneys Office and the
Sacramento Co. Probation Department.

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