HANFORD — Hanford police arrested 57-year-old Freddie Wattenbarger on  suspicion of inappropriate sexual conduct with minors.

Hanford officers said on Oct. 7 they began investigating allegations against Wattenbarger of inappropriate sexual contact with multiple minors under the age of 18.

On Oct. 12, investigators said they served a search warrant where Wattenbarger lives and arrested him.

Police said he was booked into the Kings County Jail for 10 counts of a lewd act with a child, three counts of incest and two counts of sexual acts with a child 10 years old or younger. His bail was set at $1 million.

Investigators said they are still looking at evidence to identify additional charges and/or victims.

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Hanford Police Department at 585-2540 and ask for Investigator Tomey.

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