Prosecutors Charge Local Actor With Sex Crimes Against Minors

The 27-year-old worked at a ballet school in Walnut Creek, and WCPD officers think some of his crimes may have occurred in Walnut Creek.

A local actor turned himself in to authorities on Friday after county prosecutors charged him with child molestation, sexual battery, and other crimes related to the sexual abuse of minors, according to the Pleasant Hill Police Department.

The case against Jason Pedroza began in November of last year, when Pleasant Hill police received information that he was contacting minors inappropriately on social media and by text message. Pleasant Hill PD officers gave evidence of the 27-year-old actor’s crimes to the district attorney on Wednesday.

Pedroza is a resident of San Bruno in San Mateo County, according to KTVU. 

Some of Pedroza's alleged crimes may have happened in Walnut Creek, and the Walnut Creek Police Department is asking parents of children who might have had contact with Pedroza to talk to their children and report to the police at (925) 943-5881 if inappropriate contact is suspected. 

According to Walnut Creek PD, Pedroza was an actor with the Center Repertory Company at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. He also worked at a ballet school on North Main Street in Walnut Creek. 

Wealeburn March 28, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Positive? Positive about what? Positive about fraud, abuse and waste that has been proved in the past, and now this? What on earth is your definition of positive?
Wealeburn March 28, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Dear anon. The fact that he was never inappropriate with you does not mean that he was not inappropriate with others - I guess you just didn't interest him.
Wealeburn March 28, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Of course they're trying to distance themselves....they're practiced at it.
One more time with feeling April 01, 2013 at 04:23 AM
Thank you, Elizabeth Nardi. http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_22912496/walnut-creek-memo-outlines-employees-failure-report-alleged
Wealeburn April 01, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Time to wipe that egg off your face.


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