Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 288(a) PC - Lewd Act on Child / 289(a)(1) - Penetration with a Foreign Object
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288(a) PC - Lewd Act on Child / 289(a)(1) - Penetration with a Foreign Object
25000 block of Cobb Drive Willits, Ca 95490
When: Date: 01-13-2013 Time: 1800 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Male Child 4 Willits, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Kyle Andrew Gillaspie 26 Willits, Ca
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 01-13-2013 at approximately 1918 hours a Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff was dispatched to contact a parent who wanted to report a sexual abuse incident.

Upon contact the parent reported they had dropped their 4-year-old child off at a friend's residence earlier in the day for babysitting reasons.

Approximately 4-hours later the parent returned to the residence to retrieve the child. Upon arrival the parent learned the friend had found the child alone with (S) Kyle Andrew Gillaspie inside the residence during the parent's absence.

The friend noticed the child was partially unclothed and became suspicious as a result. During a brief questioning the child disclosed information that suggested the child had been sexually abused by Gillaspie, who resided at the friend's residence.

Sheriff's Detectives were contacted and immediate investigations were conducted as a result. During that time Detectives conducted numerous interviews and established probable cause that showed Gillaspie had sexually abused the child.

Gillaspie was arrested by Detectives and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked on the listed charges. Gillaspie is currently being held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten