San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 7, 2016

INCIDENT: Oral Copulation with a minor

LOCATION: San Bernardino, Devore, and Phelan

VICTIM: #1 – Confidential, 14-15 years old at time of occurrence
#2 – Confidential, 11-12 years old at time of occurrence

SUSPECT: Jody Haralson, age 56, resident of Hacienda Heights, Ca.

Summary

On April 23, 2015, Victim #1 reported to his local law enforcement agency in Florida he and his younger brother (Victim #2) were sexually molested by the suspect, Jody Haralson, in 1994-1995. The molestations occurred in San Bernardino, Devore, and Phelan. The report was forwarded to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail took over the investigation. Through investigation, detectives learned Victim #1 and Haralson met and worked at the Renaissance Faire in Devore during 1994-1995. Haralson eventually befriended Victim #1 as well as his younger brother, Victim #2. According to statements provided by the victims, Haralson engaged in oral copulation with Victim #1 and Victim #2 multiple times during a twelve month period. Detectives also discovered Haralson is a registered sex offender, per Penal Code section 290, in California for unrelated offenses. His information is available to the public on the Megan’s Law website.

Investigators conducted interviews with Haralson and subsequently arrested and booked him into the West Valley Detention Center. He was booked for PC 288a(b)(2), Oral Copulation, victim under 16 year of age, suspect over 21 years of age. Haralson is being held on $100,000 bail. Haralson’s booking photograph is being released in the event Haralson victimized other children.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Jacob Gault at (909) 387-3651. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

To view suspect photo: www.nixle.us/8Y93D

Refer: Detective Jacob Gault or Sergeant Dana Foster
Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Crimes Against Children Detail
Phone No.: (909)387-3615
Case No. DR# 601500113

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700