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Pedophile is arrested twice in one day on UCLA campus

August 14, 2007|From a Times Staff Writer

Self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan was arrested at UCLA twice Monday, first in the afternoon outside a child development building on suspicion of violating a statewide restraining order prohibiting him from coming within 10 yards of any child in California.

He was detained again about 10:20 p.m. after UCLA police saw McClellan, 45, being interviewed on a TV newscast while standing in a campus parking lot. A university spokesperson said McClellan was booked for trespassing.

In the earlier incident, McClellan was observed in the area of the university's Infant Development Program. Officers with the University of California Police Department took him into custody without incident, and he was released on his own recognizance, according to UCLA.

Lawyers in Santa Clarita are seeking a permanent injunction barring McClellan from getting near children in the state. McClellan has no criminal record, but he has spoken publicly about enjoying watching little girls.

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