Crime

August 11, 2014

Modesto man arrested on suspicion of child molestation

A 68-year-old Modesto man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of molesting a female family member.

A 68-year-old Modesto man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of molesting a female family member.

Thomas Contreras was arrested at his northwest Modesto home on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, said Modesto police spokeswoman Heather Graves.

The victim, who lives with Contreras, told police he had molested her Sunday and on previous occasions. Graves said Contreras was interviewed by officers and admitted to inappropriately touching the child.

He is being held in the Stanislaus County Jail on $100,000 bail.

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