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Southern California Carnival Worker Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

Southern California Carnival Worker Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

A traveling carnival worker has arrested on December 23, 2023 for alleged child sex abuse. The suspect has been identified as James Donelly, 60, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. The investigation began in late October, after a victim reported that Donelly had assaulted her. The investigation found an additiomal two victims – a male and a female who were around 10 years old when the abuse started.

Donelly was arrested at a fairground where he was working to set up a New Year’s Eve festival. According to the authorities, Donelly has been a carnival worker for over 30 years; he has traveled to multiple states, including Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and California. Allegedly, Donnelly would begin relationships with women that he met near different carnival locations and would gain access to their children, who he would then sexually assault. Currently, the alleged abuse spans from 2015 to 2023.

Considering the 30-year timeframe and the total states traveled during this time, the authorities believe that there may be additional victims. They are urging any potential victims to come forward.

If you or a member of your family were abused by James Donelly, you may have the right to file a lawsuit and hold all negligent entities accountable. You could file a lawsuit even if the abuse occurred many years ago. If you are interested in learning more about the legal options available to you if you or a loved one suffered child sex abuse, contact SurvivorsAdvocates today. Our team is more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights and get the justice that you are owed.