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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Wednesday May 15th, 2019 :: 10:19 a.m. PDT


After discovering evidence of sexual abuse, deputies arrested Kyle Hammons for Rape/Lewd Acts with A Minor

DATE/TIME: May 11, 2019 9:14 PM.

INCIDENT: Penal Code 288(a)- Lewd Acts with a Minor; 261(A)(2)- Rape


SUSPECT: Kyle Rick Hammons, 21 years old, resident of Landers

VICTIM: Confidential female

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at about 9:14 PM, deputies from the Morongo Basin Station responded to the residence in Landers reference an unknown disturbance. Through the investigation, deputies uncovered evidence of ongoing sexual abuse of a minor child at the location.

The victim told deputies Hammons had sexually assaulted her on many occasions over the last several years, starting at the age of 11 and continuing to present day.
Hammons was arrested for Lewd Acts with a Minor and Rape and transported to the Morongo Basin Jail where he was booked on his charges. Hammons is currently being held in lieu of $250,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Morongo Superior Court on May 21, 2019.

Anyone with information related to the investigation, or anyone who has been victimized by Hammons, is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

Refer: Deputy J. Boord

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Case #: 091900668

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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