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The Coconino County Sheriff's Office arrested a 70-year-old Glendale man on suspicion of molesting a child on Wednesday.

According to CCSO, the man met the victim’s family while volunteering at a juvenile rehabilitation facility in Prescott. The man allegedly traveled to visit the family in Flagstaff several times before the acts occurred.

Jesse Bernard Watkins III, 70, of Glendale was arrested on three counts of suspicion of child molestation of a child under 15 years of age.

Anyone with information related to this crime should contact CCSO Sgt. Larry Thomas of the Criminal Investigations Division at (800) 338-7888.


Education/Business Reporter

Suzanne writes about education and business. She covers the local school district, charter schools and Northern Arizona University. She also writes the Sunday business features.

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