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Police: Man facing felonious assault charge for attacking teen he caught molesting 5-year-old boy

Teen was also arrested, facing rape charge
Richard Adams
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Posted at 9:24 AM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 13:47:49-04

EASTLAKE, Ohio — A Painesville man was arrested earlier this week for allegedly attacking a teen he walked in on molesting a 5-year-old boy, according to an Eastlake police report.

The incident happened at a residence in the 1400 block of East 363rd Street Thursday.

Richard Adams, 20, of Painesville has been charged with felonious assault.

According to the report, Adams walked into a room and found the 17-year-old sexually assaulting the child and a fight broke out between the two.

Following the incident, authorities arrested Adams as well as the teen. The teen has been charged with rape, according to the police report.

Authorities haven’t released any additional information.