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Trucker accused of molesting girl, 9, arrested in Modesto

A former Modesto resident was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of molesting a 9-year-old girl, the culmination of an investigation that took police to seven states over three years.

Modesto police detectives arrested Richard Alan Cundy II, 51, who lives in Miles City, Mont. He was stopped in Modesto during his truck route when he was arrested.

The girl was a relative of a friend of Cundy’s, Sgt. Brian Findlen said.

“We believe Mr. Cundy targeted children that were close to him, including extended family and friends,” Findlen said. “His family and friends were in many different states.”

The incident took place in 2006. Detectives have since found four additional victims ranging in age from nine to seventeen from throughout the state and country who may have been victimized by Cundy.

Detectives are still conducting an investigation into the additional victims.

“There is a possibility that Cundy has been dong this for over 30 years,” Detective Eric Jones said.

Cundy was found at a house on Hermosa Avenue, where he was arrested.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Eric Jones at 572-9500.

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