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Redwood City Police Department
Monday April 27th, 2020 :: 09:47 a.m. PDT


Child Molestation Suspect Arrested

Suspect: Charles William Bussman, 33 years old (In-custody)

On Friday, April 24th, Redwood City Police Detectives conducted surveillance in Portola Valley, San Mateo County, for a child sexual assault suspect, identified as Charles Bussman. In April 2020, the victim reported numerous incidents of sexual abuse to detectives beginning in 2017. Detectives obtained a three-million-dollar arrest warrant for Bussman for multiple sexual acts with a minor.

After several hours, Redwood City Detectives contacted Bussman at his residence and arrested him without incident. Bussman was booked into the San Mateo County Jail for multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and victim dissuasion.

Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Redwood City Police Detective Monica DeLaCerda at 650-780-7697 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107.

This information is approved for distribution by Investigations Division Commander, Lieutenant Casey Donovan, Redwood City Police Department.

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-780-7100

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