A convicted sex offender who had been on the run since 2012 appeared in a Burbank courtroom today after being extradited from Mexico last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Arthur Crabtree pleaded not guilty Jan. 17, 2012, to one felony count of child molesting with a prior but failed to appear to a hearing in April 2012 and subsequently an arrest warrant was issued.
Crabtree’s next court appearance is May 12 in Department 1 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Burbank Branch, at which time a date is expected to be set for a preliminary hearing.
Crabtree had a legal practice in the River Oaks Shopping Center in Valencia, until he was disbarred on May 18, 2010.
Crabtree reportedly also practiced law in Ventura and his last known address was in Glendale.
He was convicted of five felony counts of criminal misconduct on July 14, 2006: one count of attempted lewd act upon a child under the age, one count of lewd act upon a child who was 14 or 15 years old and at least 10 years younger than respondent, and three counts of attempted sending of harmful matter to minor with intent to seduce.
The defendant was communicating though the internet with numerous young girls with lewd purposes. Crabtree was out on parole for a 2006 conviction on 10 counts including felony attempted lewd act upon a child and felony attempt to send harmful matter, prosecutors said.
Crabtree was arrested on April 21 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force and returned to the United States. The defendant is a retired Glendale Police Department officer and also was an attorney, prosecutors said.
Crabtree is being held with no bail. If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Glendale Police Department.
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Hang him by his balls, and let him bleed to death….
USA don’t send their best to Mexico ? sickos like him deserve the worst punishment.
He wasn’t sent, he was a fugitive trying to hide out.
Same thing Mexicans say about the bad ones who cross over here :) should we explain that to Trump ? ??
Here comes the illiterate retard Emily Chase chiming in about her hatred for Americans.
Ok Zita ?
Zita Norte maybe she should read and live by her cover .
I had to block a few. I don’t play insults, name calling, bullying games :) life is too good to deal with that.
I lived next door to that guy for years
Good. On a another tip, why are all you guys pics blurry?
My ex-husband’s divorce attorney in 2002. :/
Disgusting man! You will pay for your heinous acts.
Guess what ur gonna have on that mustache buddy, your not going to be very well liked in jail.
They should castrate his ass, & put him general pop!!
Awwww. Sorry awesome town- your reputation is again tarnished.
Looks like a creep. May he rot in jail and hell. Scumbag, hope they throw the key away.
OMG! He had also been a police officer. He also fled while on parole for a previous conviction. It is my understanding that people like this are repeat offenders. Why are they allowed to continue to be unleashed and victimize more children?
Hope you get what’s coming to ya sooner than later, scum of the earth deserves not the same air we breath