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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Friday June 3rd, 2022 :: 06:01 p.m. PDT


72-year-old Yucca Valley Man Arrested for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

DATE/TIME: Friday June 3, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m. 

INCIDENT: PC288.3- Contacting a Minor to Commit a Felony

LOCATION: 7000 Block of Dumosa Avenue, Yucca Valley, CA.

SUSPECT(S): Charles Thomas McCormick, 72-year-old male, resident of Yucca Valley, CA. 

VICTIM(S): 14-year-old female

SUMMARY: On Sunday, May 29, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., deputies assigned to work in the town of Yucca Valley were dispatched to a report of Charles McCormick soliciting an underage female. Deputies arrived and began the investigation. It was learned McCormick made sexual solicitations to an underage female, using social media outlets. 

On Friday, June 3, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., deputies arrested Charles McCormick in his home. McCormick was booked at the West Valley Detention Center, with bail set at $50,000.00.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Morongo Basin Station, (760) 366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463), or you may leave information at the We-Tip Hotline at     

Refer: Deputy J. Merrell

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. 760-366-4175

Case No. 232201085

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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