Westwood man arrested on sexual abuse charges

Robert Cox

Detectives from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Cox, 34, of Westwood, on Friday, Feb. 4, according to a statement from the LCSO.

Detectives sought an arrest warrant for Cox after conducting a lengthy investigation involving coordination with multiple jurisdictions. Cox is currently being held at the Lassen County jail with bail set at $1,000,000.  The charges are: Two counts in violation of Penal Code section 288.5(a)  – continuous sexual abuse of a minor under 14 years of age

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information related to the investigation is encouraged to call the LCSO at 257-6121.