Arrest by Sheriff’s Child Abuse Unit


On 01-29-19, detectives from the Sheriff’s Child Abuse Unit were notified of possible sexual abuse allegations made against thirty-three year old Travis Putnam of Escondido. The victims in this case were juveniles at the time of the incidents and their names and any identifying information will not be released. The incidents occurred in unincorporated Escondido. Putnam is a staff member at Escondido Unified High School District. At this time the allegations reported to the Sheriff’s Office had nothing to do with Travis Putnam’s current employment.
After the initial investigation, detectives determined there was sufficient probable cause to arrest Putnam on four counts of penal code 288(C)(1) – Lewd Acts with a Child 14/15: Defendant 10 years or older. Putnam was arrested today at approximately 1:40 pm hours on the I5 Freeway in Oceanside. Putnam will be booked into the Vista Detention Facility on the listed charges. The investigation is continuing.


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