Sacto 9-1-1
July 1, 2010
Sacramento sheriff: Molest investigation broadens to Southern California

By Kim Minugh

Sacramento County sheriff's detectives have broadened the scope of their investigation into a Santa Rosa bus driver accused of molesting a teenaged boy in a Sacramento motel earlier this year, according to authorities.

clip_image002.jpgguillen1.jpgDetectives have learned that Richard "Butch" Guillen (photo left), a 60-year-old Petaluma resident, lived and worked in the Southern California communities of Imperial Beach and Huntington Beach roughly between 1980 and 1995, said sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran.

He was involved in youth activities at that time, Curran said, and detectives fear he might have molested children in those areas as well.

Detectives arrested Guillen in May. He was arraigned on one felony count each of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and contacting a minor with intent to commit certain offenses, and a misdemeanor count of molesting a child under the age of 18, according to Sacramento Superior Court records.

Guillen remains in the Sacramento County Main Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, according to jail booking records.

He is accused of befriending his 13-year-old victim, who rode on Guillen's bus to and from school in Santa Rosa, according to authorities. The boy was allowed to travel with Guillen to Sacramento for an auto show in February.

It was during that three-day, two-night trip that he plied the boy with alcohol, authorities allege, and molested the victim at a motel room.

Detectives serving a search warrant at Guillen's home found hundreds of photos from Santa Rosa youth-related sporting events, according to authorities.

Anyone with information about Guillen's case or who know of other potential victims are asked to call sheriff's Detective Darin Pometta at (916) 874-5203 or e-mail him at

Call The Bee's Kim Minugh, (916) 321-1038.

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