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Menifee man accused of sexually assaulting Murrieta boy multiple times arraigned


Last updated 9/19/2018 at 8:43am


David Everett Leibowitz

RIVERSIDE - A convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting a Murrieta boy and arranging for other men to do the same pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 18 to felony charges.

David Everett Leibowitz, 40, of Menifee was arrested last month following a joint investigation by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office and the Murrieta Police Department.

Leibowitz is charged with child stealing, forcible sodomy of a minor, possession of child pornography, inducing a child to perform a commercial sex act and related offenses.

The defendant was arraigned before Superior Court Judge David Gunn, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for Nov. 14 at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

Leibowitz is being held without bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.

According to the D.A.'s office, the convicted felon met the alleged victim, identified only as a teenager, via a dating website in January 2015.

Prosecutors allege the defendant had the teen come to his residence, where Leibowitz committed ``multiple violent sex acts'' over an unspecified period of time. It's further alleged that he invited other adult males -- who have yet to be identified -- to engage in similar acts with the boy.

Prosecutors said there are concerns Leibowitz might have met other youths via the Internet and assaulted them under similar circumstances. Anyone with information was asked to contact the D.A.'s office at (951) 955-5400 or the police department at (951) 304-2677.

According to court records, Leibowitz has prior convictions for lewd acts on a child under 14 years old and theft.


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