Pasadena man accused of molesting teenage boy he met online; suspect detained by teen’s parents

PASADENA — The parents of teenage boy arrived home late Saturday to discover a man hiding in their home after allegedly molesting their son, who he met online, police said.
The parents detained Robert Curtis Coleman, 52, of Pasadena until police arrived and arrested him, according to Pasadena police officials and Los Angeles County booking records.
Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said the parents arrived home about 11:50 p.m. in the 100 block of South Oakland Avenue and found a man — later identified as Coleman — hiding inside their home. They detained the intruder and called police, however further details regarding the encounter between the parents and suspect were not immediately available.
“It was later found that the victim, who was a juvenile, had befriended the suspect on the Internet,” Clawson said. “The suspect had gone over to engage in lewd acts with the minor.”
The teenage victim was taken to a hospital for examination, and Coleman was arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a minor.
According to county booking records, Coleman was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.
The investigation was ongoing.

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