Albany resident Raymond H. Anderson was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of molestations in 1991 and 1992 involving two children who were younger than 14.
Anderson, a life-long city resident, is well-known in the community for running neighborhood institutions such as the and Christmas tree lot. He is a current and is involved with several business and volunteerism organizations in Albany.
said police arrested Anderson, 60, on Wednesday at about 7 p.m. on suspicion of lewd acts with a child under 14, and continuous sexual abuse of a child.
McQuiston said the investigation began "as a child welfare investigation at Anderson's Albany residence on Sunday."
Police said reports surfaced in the past week about two different victims who were younger than 14 when the alleged incidents happened, from 1991 to 1992.
McQuiston said police believe there may be additional victims or witnesses who have not come forward, and asked anyone with relevant information to get in touch with the police department, at 510-525-7300.
According to the Alameda County Sheriff's Department inmate locator website, Anderson was still in custody Friday. As of Friday evening, he was being held at Santa Rita Jail with a bail of $500,000, reduced from $850,000.
According to the sheriff's department, Anderson was scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 2 p.m. at the Wiley W. Manuel courthouse in Oakland.
A representative from the Alameda County district attorney's office has not been available for comment.
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