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Santa Barbara Man Accused Of Molesting Five Year Olds He Was Babysitting

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:09pm

A Santa Barbara man is facing multiple child molestation charges, after police say he sexually assaulted two five years old he was babysitting.

Carlos Xitumul-Pineda was a family friend who had been taking periodically taking care of the kids. On Tuesday, when their mother returned to the family’s Westside home, she found the home’s door locked, the blinds drawn, and the children partially undressed. She questioned her kids, and told Santa Barbara Police detectives she realized her children had been molested.

Her husband returned home, and they confronted the 36 year old man, but he fled the house. Xitumul-Pineda was arrested a short time later, at his home on the 500 block of West Arrellaga Street. Detectives say they gathered extensive evidence, and that when the man was questioned, he admitted molesting the children over a five month period.

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