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Man convicted of molesting boy in bathroom

October 14, 2011

A Laguna Beach man was convicted Friday of molesting a 5-year-old boy, according to a news release from the Orange County district attorney's office.

Nicholas James Needham, 28, a registered sex offender, pleaded guilty to one felony count of lewd acts on a child younger than 14.

On June 15, 2010, Needham went into a men’s restroom at the The Block at Orange, now called the Outlets at Orange, where the young boy was using a urinal, according to the news release. Needham approached the victim, touched the boy’s penis and then fled the scene.

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The boy told his mother about the assault, and the Orange Police Department launched an investigation.

The district attorney's office has also filed charges against Needham in a separate case for possession of child pornography, which is currently being prosecuted.

—Kelly Parker

Twitter: @KellyParkerTCN

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