Bates

Bill Bates was found guilty of one count of felony lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.

A Hayfork man arrested a year and a half ago on a child molestation charge was found guilty last week. Bill Bates, now 42, was arrested Dec. 9, 2017, in the case. A jury found Bates guilty of one count of felony lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. The case was prosecuted by Trinity County Deputy District Attorney James Gandy. Sentencing is scheduled for July 16.

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