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Thursday November 10th, 2016 :: 12:08 p.m. PST

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Drug Rehab Owner Arrested for Sexual Assault, Public's Help Sought in Identifying Additional Victims, #LASD

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying potential additional victims in a sexual assault case involving Mr. Christopher Bathum.  Mr. Bathum formerly owned and operated several drug treatment and rehabilitation facilities called “Community Recovery.”  There were a total of thirteen Community Recovery treatment centers in Los Angeles County and Orange County, and six in the State of Colorado.
 
In May 2016, detectives began investigating several allegations of sexual assaults taking place between the years 2012 and 2016, at the Community Recovery treatment facilities, which involved former clients of Mr. Bathum. 
 
On November 10, 2016, 55-year-old, Christopher Bathum was arrested for several counts of Sexual Assault and booked at Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.  Mr. Bathum will be arraigned at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
 
Detectives believe it is possible other former clients of Mr. Bathum were sexually assaulted. 
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
 
For all media inquiries please call Lieutenant Todd Deeds at (562)946-7905.
 
Written by:
Guillermina SaldaƱa
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
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