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Martinez Athletic Club Owner Arrested On Suspicion Of Lewd Acts With Child

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From the Martinez Police Department:

On Tuesday November 28, 2017 Investigators from the Martinez Police Department arrested 41-year-old Martinez resident Benjamin Matthew Borsellino. Borsellino is the owner of the Martinez Athletic Club, where a search warrant was served.

Borsellino was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on four (4) counts of Lewd and Lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old and his bail set at $400,000.00. The Martinez Police Department, in conjunction with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, are still investigating leads in this case.   

Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Clarence Moore, Martinez Police Department at 925-372-3450.


  1. Funny, I heard a minister 20 years ago give a fiery sermon about society’s lack of values back then, and how upset he was over then President Clinton at the time,and how much wider spread it was.. I believe that minister was right because we’re hearing about this being under covered left and right from every sector of society lately.

  2. What does getting a consensual (although inappropriate) BJ from an adult intern have to do with child rape?

  3. This is sick. I don’t want to know the details – please spare me. People are “innocent until proven guilty” in a court of law. This is the court of public opinion. Life in prison or the death penalty for all child rapists.

  4. @Audrey: CA Penal Code 288 seems to have been charged here. So perhaps not “rape” in the traditional sense (or even statutory rape (consensual sex with minor)), but DA must prove touching of child for sexual gratification. If true, I hope he is locked away for a long time. Looks like max is 8 years (10 years if involving force). Depending on the specific facts, that is not long enough (after accounting for actual time likely to be served), IMHO.

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