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L.A. Pride crasher with weapons in car charged with child molestation

James Howell has been charged with felony child molestation.
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KTLA - Los Angeles

The now infamous L.A. Pride crasher, James Howell, is in more hot water as TMZ is reporting that not only is he wanted for charges of criminal assault in Indiana, but he is under investigation for child molestation in that state.

Howell was in Los Angeles Sunday just before the West Hollywood Pride parade when a concerned bystander saw him prowling through the area and called police.

Upon investigation of his vehicle, authoritiesĀ found assault weapons and chemicals.

It has come to the attention of Los Angeles law enforcement that Howell may have fled to California to escape a felony charge of child molestation. He was sought for questioning, being accused of targeting a 12-year-old girl and having sex with her in a vehicle on May 31.

Howell told authorities that he was in California to meet up with a guy he met online. Police questioned his alibis who corroborated his claim. Although Howell hasĀ not been forthcoming about what he planned to do with the arsenal in his car so close to the parade.

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