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Valley Springs Firefighter Arrested On Child Molestation Charges

San Andreas, CA — The Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department is reporting the arrest last week of 39 year old Albert Engel, Jr. on sex related charges with a minor.

The Jenny Lind Fire Department employee is charged with lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 when the suspect is more than 10 years older than the victim.

The case began when the victim reported the abuse to her teacher. It was reported to investigators that Engel had abused the victim multiple times over a seven year period.

Engel turned himself into the Sheriff´s Department Tuesday and was released from jail after posting $430,000 bail.

Written by Bill Johnson