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Attack suspect captured
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
First photograph caption dated March 19, 1958 reads "Chubby-faced James Vernon Ridley, 38, with his blistered feet wrapped in bandages, undergoes questioning at Valley police station shortly after he was arrested in Malibu Beach area. Police say he confessed attacking two small Valley girls he lured into his car."; Second photograph caption dated June 20, 1958 reads "Appearing in Superior Court today, James Vernon Ridley, 35-year-old Encino father of six children, suddenly pleaded guilty to one count of kidnaping (sic) and two counts of child molestation and was committed to Atascadero State Mental Hospital for 90 days."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Child molesters--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Police stations--California--San Fernando Valley
Crime--California--San Fernando Valley
Criminals--California--San Fernando Valley
Bandages and bandaging
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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