TUSTIN, CA – Police have arrested a 23-year-old sex offender after they say he sodomized a 13-year-old boy inside the bathroom of a California library.
The victim was studying at the Tustin Library after school when Robert Claudio approached the teen and struck up a conversation. Somehow Claudio was able to convinced the victim into accompanying him to the library’s bathroom where, once inside, police say Claudio sodomized the boy.
Immediately after the assault, the teen fled to a nearby police station to report the incident. At around the same time, Claudio had left the library and approached a police services officer. He told him that he’s a registered sex offender and confessed to being involved with something that happened at the library.
The victim was treated at a nearby hospital and positively identified Claudio as the man who had sexually assaulted him.
Claudio, who confessed to the assault, was arrested and charged with sodomy of a minor and committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. He is being being held in county jail on $2 million bail.
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