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Poundstone Case: New Details Emerge

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Attorney Steven Cron said on Thursday that even though prosecutors have accused his client, political satirist Paula Poundstone, of committing lewd acts on a child and set $200,000 for her bail, “The district attorney’s office has not yet revealed to us any of the details of the allegations against Paula.” However, Anita Bock, who heads the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services, told the L.A. Times that the alleged victims in the case are the 41-year-old entertainer’s children. Poundstone has three adopted children and two foster children. All five are now in the care of the children’s services agency, said Bock, who added, “There’s just not a whole lot we can divulge. But I will say this: At this point, Paula Poundstone has to be considered innocent until otherwise proven.” Poundstone was arrested by Santa Monica Police in Malibu on Wednesday and charged with three counts of committing lewd acts on a girl under 14 and one count of endangering two girls and two boys. She was released after posting bail later in the day. Cron calls the charges against Poundstone “beyond belief” and says, in a statement, that she will be completely exonerated.