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SBSD - Central
Friday March 16th, 2018 :: 04:06 p.m. PDT


District Attorney files misdemeanor charges against Harold Dien for a sexual assault on a female juvenile

DATE/TIME: February 5, 2018 10:00 a.m.

INCIDENT: Sexual Assault

LOCATION: City of Loma Linda

SUSPECT: Harold Dien, 57 years old, resident of Colton

VICTIM: Confidential female

On February 5, 2018, Deputy B. Ortiz responded to investigate a Child Protective Services (CPS) referral regarding possible child abuse. An investigation was initiated and several persons including the minor victim were interviewed. Based on information obtained during those interviews, Harold Dien was identified as the alleged perpetrator.

Deputy Ortiz determined Harold Dien is a Pastor at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, however the criminal acts did not occur on church property.

On February 6, 2018, Harold Dien was contacted and interviewed. Based on the totality of the investigation, the case was forwarded to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office for review.
On Thursday, March 15, 2018 the District Attorney filed misdemeanor criminal charges against Harold Dien.

Harold Dien's photo is being released as deputies believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Central station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or

Refer: Deputy B. Ortiz

Station: Central Station

Phone No. (909)387-3545

Case No. 151800204

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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