Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 288.5 PC- Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child / 288a PC - Oral Copulation / 289 PC - Penetration of Foreign Object
Report Number:
2012-12918    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
288.5 PC- Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child / 288a PC - Oral Copulation / 289 PC - Penetration of Foreign Object
Location:
Primrose Drive Willits, Ca 95490
When: Date: 2007-2010 approximately Time:
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Female Juvenile 15 Willits, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Gary Louis Randal 71 Willits, Ca
         
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 06-04-2012 a Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff contacted a 15-year-old female juvenile after having received information from Child Protective Services that the juvenile may have been the victim of a sexual assault.

During a subsequent brief interview, the juvenile disclosed to the Deputy Sheriff that she was sexually assaulted by her grandfather, (S) Gary Louis Randal, several times while visiting the grandfather's residence.

The sexual assaults began when the juvenile was 10 years of age and ended when the juvenile was 13-years of age.

The case was referred to the Sheriff's Office Detective Unit. A Sheriff's Detective conducted follow-up investigations to include an interview with Randal.

At the conclusion of the Detective's investigation probable cause was developed that supported the juvenile's claim that she had been sexually assaulted by Randal as reported.

On 06-13-2012 Randal was contacted by Sheriff's Detectives and placed under arrest for charges of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child, Oral Copulation and Penetration of a Foreign Object. Randal was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked and is currently being held in lieu of $300,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten