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Tuesday August 23rd, 2022 :: 07:33 p.m. PDT


Loma Linda Man Found Guilty of Child Sex Crimes; Investigators Believe There May Be Additional Victims

DATE/TIME: February 5, 2018 / 2:42 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 647.6(A)(1) - Annoy and Molest a Child

LOCATION: Loma Linda, CA

SUSPECT(S): Harold Dien, 57-Year Old Male, Resident of Loma Linda, CA

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Monday, February 5, 2018, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Central Station initiated an investigation after the suspect, Harold Dien, was suspected of sexually touching and harassing an underage female. Deputies found evidence that led to the arrest of Dien, who was a pastor in Loma Linda.  

On August 15, 2022, a trial was held at San Bernardino Superior Court, Central Judicial District. A jury found Dien guilty of all allegations and he was sentenced to 120 days in jail. Dien will be required to register as a Tier 1 sex offender for the next ten years.

During the trial, another victim came forward. Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone who has been victimized by Dien or anyone with information regarding this case to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Crimes Against Children Unit at 909-890-4901. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

Refer: Deputy Bernabe Ortiz

Station: Specialized Investigations Unit

Phone No. 909-890-4901

Case No. 151800204

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

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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