51 Year old Man Arrested
UPDATE November 18,
The Big Bear Sheriff believes that there may be
additional unreported victims of David Lynn Sandstrom. Anyone with information
is requested to contact Big Bear Sheriff Detective Justin Giles of the Station
at (909) 866-0100.
an extensive investigation, Big Bear Sheriff Detectives arrested 51 year-old David
Lynn Sandstrom Tuesday November 17th. Sandstrom was arrested and charged for illegal
sexual acts with a child under the age of 10. Sandstrom and the juvenile victim
are residents of Los Angeles County.
case was reported in late August to the Los Angeles Police Department. During
the initial investigation, officers of the LAPD determined that Sandstrom
perpetrated crimes against the victim in the City of Valencia and also at a
rental cabin in the City of Big Bear Lake. Sandstrom is believed to have
sexually violated the victim on multiple occasions over the past two years.
November 5th, Detectives and the Big Bear Sheriff’s Multi-Enforcement
Team executed a search warrant at Sandstrom’s residence in Alta Dena,
California. During service of the search warrant, evidence, including
electronic devices belonging to Sandstrom, were seized. Sandstrom was not home
at the time the search warrant was served, and became evasive when Detectives
attempted to locate him.
By Big Bear Sheriff
to the search warrant, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office
filed a criminal complaint against suspect David Sandstrom and a warrant was
issued for his arrest. Sandstrom sought legal counsel and turned himself in Tuesday
morning, at San Bernardino County Sheriff Headquarters in. Sandstrom was taken
into custody without incident and booked into West Valley Detention Center on
felony charges of lewd and lascivious acts against a child under the age of 14,
oral copulation on a victim under the age of 10, and sending harmful matter to
a child for the purpose of seduction. David Sandstrom remains in custody in lieu
of $1,000,000 bail. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Thursday November
with information regarding this matter is urged to contact Detective Justin
Giles of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909-866-0100.
can also be made anonymously by calling WE TIP
or online at www.wetip.com.