Man Caught on Toilet With Tot: Cops

Cilibraise charged in alleged grocery store incident

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    TK
    La Mesa Police Department

    A 29-year-old man was arrested Friday after a witness reported finding a 2-year-old child touching the man inappropriately inside a La Mesa grocery store restroom.

    Russell Cilibraise III allegedly committed a lewd and lascivious act with a child last Wednesday shortly before 7 p.m. at a Vons store at 8011 University Ave.

    The witness reported finding Cilibraise on a toilet with his pants down and the toddler sitting on his lap, touching Cilibraise's penis, said Sean Snow, La Mesa police detective.

    Cilibraise is being held on $100,000 bail. The investigation is continuing.

    Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Snow at (619) 667-7537 or call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip-line at (858) 580-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for an up to $1,000 reward.