Eureka man arrested for sexual abuse of a child

EUREKA – A Eureka man is behind bars for alleged sexual abuse of a child.

After an almost month long investigation, 57-year-old John Robert Beideman was arrested for felony sexual crimes after the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant to his residence in Myrtletown.

The suspect is being held in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on four counts, including recurring sexual conduct with a child under fourteen, oral copulation with a child under ten, as well as lewd and forcible lewd acts upon a child.

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After an almost month long investigation, 57 year old John Robert Beideman was arrested at his Myrtletown home in Eureka. A search warrant was also served on his residence at the time of his arrest.

Beideman was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the following charges.

PC 288.5 (a) Continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14 years

PC 288.7 (a) Sexual intercourse/sodomy with a child 10 years old or younger

PC 288 (a) Lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 years

PC 288 (b) (1) Forcible lewd act upon a child