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Laguna Beach man gets six years for molestation

March 15, 2012

A Laguna Beach man was sentenced to six years in state prison for the molestation of a boy in a public restroom.

Nicholas James Needham, 28, is currently in custody after being sentenced to nine years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. He will serve both sentences concurrently, according to a news release from the Orange County district attorney’s office.

On June 15, 2010, Needham approached a 5-year-old boy at a urinal inside a bathroom at the Outlets of Orange, formerly known as the Block at Orange. He reached over and touched the boy’s penis before fleeing the scene.

The boy told his mother, who reported the incident to the Orange Police Department.

Later in the investigation, while searching Needham’s home, officers found thousands of pornographic pictures and several videos featuring underage boys.

He was sentenced in the child porn case in February.

--Kelly Parker

Twitter: @KellyParkerTCN

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