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Sexual Assault Suspect from Sonoma Booked Tuesday Night

Kenneth Donald Hutchins was arrested on suspicion of several felony assaults, including some with at least one child, police say.

A Sonoma man has been booked into the county jail on suspicion of several sexual assaults, at least one related to a child under 10 years old.

Soon after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, Sonoma police were dispatched to contact a parent of a child who had reported a sexual assault.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Investigations Unit also responded. A search warrant was authored for a vehicle and a location in the unincorporated area.

Kenneth Donald Hutchins, age 64 of Sonoma, was arrested at his residence on suspicion of several felony sexual assault crimes. He had been a Valley resident for more than 20 years, Detective Sergeant Cecile Focha stated in a news release.

Hutchkins was booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of 269(a) PC – Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, 288.5(a) PC – Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, 288.7(a) PC – Sexual Abuse of a Child under 10 years old, and 288a(2)(B) PC – Oral Copulation with Force of a Child under 14 years.

Detectives are continuing the investigation and Hutchins may face additional charges. He is currently being held without bail. The sentences for these sex offenses could result in Hutchins facing 25 years to life in State Prison if convicted.

Any person with information on these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Singleton DVSA unit.

Media inquiries should be directed to Investigations Lieutenant Dennis O'Leary of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office (707) 565-3008.

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Karen Kay January 17, 2013 at 05:20 AM
Is the the father or uncle of the deceased child molester by the same last name? That person described that he molested children because he had been molested by his father and uncle.
Julie Pendray (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Interesting. Thank you for your comment.

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