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SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Tuesday May 21st, 2019 :: 10:58 a.m. PDT


Detectives arrest Christopher Allen Sjaarda of Mohave Valley, Arizona for Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child

DATE: May 21, 2019

INCIDENT: PC288.5(A)- Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child
PC288.7(B)- Oral Copulation: Victim Under 10
PC288(A)- Lewd Acts with a Minor Under 14
PC289(A)(1)- Sexual Penetration: By Force/Etc.

LOCATION: San Bernardino County California and Mojave County Arizona

VICTIM: Confidential Female

SUSPECT: Christopher Allen Sjaarda, 38-years-old from Mohave Valley, Arizona


In April 2019, detectives from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department were notified of sexual acts against a minor child, which occurred in the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Detectives conducted an extensive interview with a minor female victim. Detectives learned she was sexually abused multiple times by Christopher Sjaarda. The sexual abuse occurred over the last five years.

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Sjaarda was arrested in Rancho Cucamonga and booked into the West Valley Detention Center on five counts of Sexual Acts against a Child. Sjaarda is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the San Bernardino Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga.

Sjaarda travels between California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada and may have had contact with other victims in those states. He is a volunteer at a local church in the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are releasing his booking photo. If you have any further information regarding this case, you are urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Detective Division at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at

Based on the on-going investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

Refer: Detective R. Pahia
Station: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Phone No. (909) 477-2800
Report: 111904328

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
10510 Civic Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-477-2800

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