July 19, 2010

Charlie Brown And His Grandfather - Jailed On Child Molestation Charges

Madera, California (The Weekly Vice) - Charlie Brown, a 31-year-old Madera man and his 82-year-old grandfather, Douglas Machado, were arrested Thursday after they each allegedly molested a child in separate incidents.

Brown and his grandfather, Machado, have lived at the same residence for the last 15-20 years, reports say.

Authorities say Brown molested a 7-year-old boy while Machado molested an 11-year-old girl, beginning when she was 8 years old.

Police say that Brown and Machado lived together and were well liked by their neighbors. Many children in the neighborhood even referred to Machado as "Grandpa" according to Sheriff's Office Spokesperson, Erica Stuart.

Machado is a registered sex offender who was released from jail in 2002.

Brown's mother (Machado's daughter) has reportedly said, "I can't believe this is all happening. My dad would never ever hurt a child like that or even my son. My son is devastated."

Both grandfather and grandson were arrested on the same day and taken to the Madera County Department of Corrections. Brown has been charged with five counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years and sending harmful matter with intent. Machado has been booked on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a child. Bail for each has been set at $100,000.

Lacy Black
The Weekly Vice

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