Public alerted to North Richmond child molestation case

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North Richmond child molestation case under investigation
Photo courtesy of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff

Allegations that a minor was molested in North Richmond has prompted detectives with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff to release a public notice to encourage possible additional victims to come forward.

Earlier this year, 26-year-old JB Yancy was arrested following a three-month investigation and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on multiple child molestation counts. He is currently being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

“Detectives believe there may be additional victims and would like to talk to anyone with any information,” the sheriff’s office reported. “Yancy has resided in Vallejo, Richmond, and Fairfield. He approached his victim in a public place.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sexual Assault Unit of the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2625. For any tips, please email: tips@so.cccounty.us or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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