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Child Molestation Suspects Arrested

During the evening of July 5, the City of Carlsbad Police Department received notification from the Oceanside Police Department that they had been made aware of child molestation that had reportedly occurred in the City of Carlsbad.

Carlsbad investigators took over the case and worked throughout the night to identify and arrest two suspects thought responsible for the crimes. The investigation included multiple search warrants within the 24 hour period and resulted in the collection of evidence.

During the investigation, detectives learned that one of the suspects, 22-year-old Brittney Lyon of Escondido, took children that she was babysitting to a home in the 6300 block of Greenhaven Drive that was occupied by her boyfriend, 22-year-old Samuel Cabrera Jr. At the residence, Cabrera reportedly engaged in sexual molestation of the children while Lyon filmed the acts.

Investigators arrested Lyon and Cabrera for multiple felony counts that included conspiracy and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under the age of fourteen. Both were booked into the Vista Detention Facility where Lyon’s bail was set at $100,000 and Cabrera’s bail was set at $2.3 million.

The investigation has identified two 7-year-old female victims, one from Oceanside and one from Escondido, and investigators believe there might be additional victims. The Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone who has information related to any potential illicit activity by Lyon or Cabrera is asked to call the Police Hotline at 760-931-2293.

“We are equally disturbed and outraged that adults would victimize children in this way,” commented Police Chief Neil Gallucci. “The safety and welfare of children are our top priority and we are committed to presenting a comprehensive case to the District Attorney’s Office”

For more information
Chris Boyd, Police Lieutenant, Investigations Division, 760-931-2218 or chris.boyd@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or Jodee.Sasway@carlsbadca.gov

July 7, 2016