Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child (288.5 PC)
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Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child (288.5 PC)
Mendocino County
When: Date: 09-20-2012 Time: 0800 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Conrad Arthur Aten 44 Harrison, MI
Written by: Lieutenant Jason Caudillo
Synopsis: On 12-12-2012 Conrad Arthur Aten was taken into custody in Harrison, Michigan on an arrest warrant for violation of 288.5 PC out of Mendocino County.

In September of 2012 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a report alleging Aten had sexually abused a child under the age of 14-years-old over a period of several years.

During the course of a 4-month investigation Sheriff's Detectives were able to obtain evidence to corroborate the victim's allegation.

Aten moved from his residence in Mendoncino County after learning of the investigation. Through follow-up investigations Sheriff's Detectives determined Athen moved to Harrison, Michigan.

Sheriff's Detectives enlisted the assistance of the Claire County Sheriff's Office in locating and arresting Athen after the issuance of the arrest warrant.

After his arrest, Aten was housed at the Claire County Jail and on 01-24-2013 he was extradited back to California.

Aten is presently in custody in the Mendocino County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $300,000.00 bail.

Anyone wishing to provide Sheriff's Detectives with information about Conrad Arthur Athen is urged to call the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line at 707-234-2100.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten