April 20, 2002

A recreation coordinator for the city of Newport Beach was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of lewd conduct involving children, police said.

A co-worker of Trenton Michael Veches, 31, made the allegations to authorities, Sgt. Steve Shulman said. Detectives seized computers containing hundreds of digital images of children. Some depicted Veches sucking children's toes, while others were of partially clothed children, Shulman said.

Some of the children, 6 to 10 years old, have been identified. The number of children involved isn't known yet.

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