60-year-old man arrested for child molestation

- A valley man has been arrested and charged with child molestation.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says 60-year-old Charles Hawkins has been arrested and charged with four counts of child molestation. Deputies say their investigation into Hawkins began on November 16 when they responded to a fight in Apache Junction.

One man at the scene told deputies that he had caught Hawkins touching his 10-year-old daughter inappropriately. 

"Over the next few weeks, we followed up on the allegations and interviewed the 10-year-old girl and her 7-year-old sister," Sheriff Paul Babeu said. "We discovered that the suspect had been molesting both girls for an unknown period of time."

Hawkins is being held at the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

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