Dad PAUL ALAN RUSCONI is accused of molesting his toddler daughters, and immediately the public denials set in. We just can't accept that "accomplished" men are capable of horrible things. Notice that there is no mention of the mother in this picture. Is there one?
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT.
Malibu Artist Accused of Molesting 20-Month-Old Daughters
3:54 a.m. PDT, June 20, 2011
MALIBU (KTLA) -- A well-known Malibu artist is in custody after he was accused of molesting his two toddlers, sheriff's officials said Saturday.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Victims investigators believe Paul Alan Rusconi sexually assaulted his two daughters, both aged 20 months old.
A contemporary pop artist from Santa Cruz, Rusconi's portraits of celebrities, musicians, skateboarders and politicians have been displayed in prestigious galleries throughout the country. A 2008 image of President Barack Obama sold at auction for $20,000.
"I can assure you that these allegations are without basis," said Carlos Rivera, owner of Rivera and Rivera Gallery, where Rusconi's work is currently being featured. "To call him a loving father is an understatement and to further these allegations without the journalistic integrity of further research is simply irresponsible."
He was booked at Lost Hills Sheriff's Station and released Saturday night on $220,000 bail.
No further information is available.