51 year old David Albert Lemus of Fontana performed as a clown named ‘Trim Trim” for more than a decade.
Lemus agreed to plead guilty to child molestation charges.
Lemus was arrested in 2005 after two girls between the ages of 12 and 14 told police he molested them at the National Orange Show fairgrounds in San Bernardino.
Lemus admitted to charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and oral copulation by threat, both felonies according to police.
As part of the plea deal, Lemus agreed to a sentence of 12 years in prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Briye McCann.
Five additional felony molestation charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal.
Police say some of the sex acts occurred while Lemus was wearing his clown outfit.
Lemus will be formally sentenced October 2 in Fontana Superior Court.