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Lincoln Heights Man Accused of Molesting Dental Patients

A 36-year-old dental assistant and Lincoln Heights resident who worked at offices in Bellflower and Rosemead was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of molesting a 15-year-old girl during dental visits over the past six months, authorities said.

Saul Robles was arrested at work March 5 and is being held at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles in lieu of $320,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s online booking records.

Robles worked for Smile Care Dental, which has offices in Bellflower and Rosemead, for four years and has been a dental hygienist in the Los Angeles area for the past six years, according to a sheriff’s department statement.

The victim notified her parents of the abuse and they contacted authorities, officials said.

Robles’ was due at the Rio Hondo courthouse in El Monte April 5, according to sheriff’s records.

Detectives asked for the public’s help in finding other possible victims and urged anyone with information to call the sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.