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North Highlands Man Accused Of Lewd Acts With Child Under 14

NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) - A local man is facing child exploitation charges, and authorities are urging more possible victims come forward.

Over the weekend, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department detectives arrested 45-year-old Michael John Leonard for lewd and lascivious acts with a victim under the age of 14. Leonard allegedly had access to children and teenagers in Sacramento County and surrounding areas and would frequent skating rinks, dance studios and other places where children were present, according to a sheriff's department statement.

The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office and detectives are continuing their investigation in to the case. If you know anything about Leonard's possible involvement with minors in the area prior to April, 2015, you're asked to call detectives at (916) 874-5191 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.

Tip information may also be left anonymously at, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword 'SSD', or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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