Two men were arrested this week in connection with a San Rafael sexual molestation case. On Wednesday, Dustin Hans Melchior of San Rafael was booked into the Marin County jail on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor, one day after Lecah Darod Owens, also of San Rafael, was arrested for suspicion of having sex with a minor.
While police officers were investigating the sexual molestation allegations against Owens, they learned of Melchior’s involvement and of three additional sexual assault victims. Both suspects and all four victims appear to have been acquaintances. Two of the victims are from San Rafael and two are from Novato.
Melchior and Owens are also linked to an armed robbery in San Rafael that took place on Monday, September 28, 2009 when two masked men robbed a gas station in Terra Linda. Police officers suspect that Owens was one of the masked robbers and that Melchior was the getaway driver.