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San Diego sex offender's son pleads not guilty to child molestation

Posted at 4:03 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 20:22:54-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - The son of sex offender Matthew Hedge pleaded not guilty Thursday in El Cajon to child molestation charges.

Shaun Crocker, 34, molested a 13-year-old girl at least six times, prosecutors allege.

Crocker appeared before a judge at the El Cajon courthouse on charges of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14. He was ordered to be held on $1 million bail and return to court Aug. 16 for a readiness hearing.

Crocker's birth certificate shows he is the son of Matthew Hedge, a sex offender convicted in 1989 of molesting four children.

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Hedge was treated at Atascadero State Hospital. His housing situation was met with controversy from concerned parents. Authorities placed him in a trailer on the grounds of Donovan State Prison in Otay Mesa; he later moved to a downtown residential hotel.