Renowned Malibu Artist Charged With Child Molestation, Possessing Child Porn

MALIBU (CBS) — Artist Paul Rusconi was out on bail Sunday while the investigation continues into whether he’s guilty of child molestation and possessing child pornography, sheriff’s officials said.

Rusconi, 45, was arrested in front of his Malibu home on the 5800 block of Bonsall Drive at 2:18 p.m. Friday, according to the sheriff’s Inmate Information Center and Deputy Bill Brauberger of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

The artist, known for his digital screening work using popular culture images, was booked at the Lost Hills sheriff’s station for lewd acts upon a minor and possession of child pornography, Brauberger said.

He was held on $220,000 bail, which he posted Saturday night, according to Deputy Benjamin Grubb.


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  1. Charlie says:

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmm, he was doing research???

  2. lee says:

    ok.. white people are soo gross

  3. luxelisbon says:

    “This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. I know Paul, and he is the most wonderful person and values his children more than anything in the world. I have spent time with Paul and his girls, and he’s a phenomenal father and he’d sooner die than allow harm to come to them; let alone bring harm to them. To accuse him of a sex crime is insane. This is an awful awful mistake, and whoever made these false allegation s should be arrested themselves . This is not only totally untrue, but disgusting and disgraceful that something like this should happen to a great man like Paul and more importantly an innocent man.”

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