Michael Clair Glines, Popular Trabuco Canyon Neighborhood Dad, a Serial Child Molester?

Categories: Crime-iny

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A 52-year-old Trabuco Canyon is accused of molesting four children: a boy and three girls who were each younger than 10 at the time of the alleged assaults. And authorities fear there may be other young victims out there of Michael Clair Glines, who is being held on $1 million bail and is to be arraigned Aug. 2 on 13 felony counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child younger than 10, lewd or lascivious acts with a minor and lewd acts on a child age 14 or 15.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department, the arresting agency, is not saying how Glines came to know the children but did indicate he is married with children and was popular in his Robinson Ranch neighborhood in Trabuco Canyon, where parents would often send their children over to play.

The alleged sexual assaults date back to 2001, with one girl victim having been molested from that first year through 2008, according to authorities.

"He was pretty brazen," prosecutor Nicole Nicholson reportedly told City News Service. "He would commit these crimes in the presence of other children."

Anyone with information about Glines is asked to call sheriff's investigators at 714.647.7000 or to leave anonymous tips through Orange County Crimestoppers at 855.847.6227.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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