Homeless Sex Offender Arrested For Molestation In Redwood City

REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) – A homeless man who lives in the Redwood City area has been arrested on suspicion of performing lewd acts with an underage girl, a San Mateo County sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.

Abdonis Canales, 36, was arrested Aug. 11 in the 500 block of Beech Street, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Ray Lunny said.

Investigators believe the victim knew Canales, who is a registered sex offender on parole, Lunny said.

The suspect has been charged with two counts of performing a lewd act on a child and remains in custody without bail.

The sheriff’s office declined to release more details about the case, citing an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about Canales is asked to contact San Mateo County sheriff’s Detective Jackie Chong at (650) 4050.

Canales is due to enter a plea in San Mateo County Superior Court on Aug. 31.

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