Suspected child molester is arrested |

Suspected child molester is arrested

Police arrested a South Lake Tahoe man Wednesday night on suspicion of molesting his girlfriend’s daughter seven years ago.

Jesus Salvador Anaya, 32, was arrested at his home in the 3600 block of Larch Ave. about 10:30 p.m. after police received a report of the alleged abuse earlier this week, said Detective Doug Sentell.

Anaya allegedly began molesting his live-in girlfriend’s daughter when the girl was 8, Sentell said. The abuse allegedly continued for about 18 months, Sentell said.

Anaya was booked into El Dorado County jail in South Lake Tahoe early Thursday morning on suspicion of rape, participating in lewd and lascivious acts on a child, continuous sexual abuse of a child, and sexual penetration by foreign or unknown object, according to the sheriff’s office Web site.

Anaya is also being held on suspicion of illegally entering the U.S. and is being held on $350,000 bail, according to the Web site.

The case remains under investigation, Sentell said.

Highway 207 was closed for about an hour Thursday morning when a Nevada Department of Transportation road crew hit a gas main while excavating near Kingsbury Grade and Chimney Rock Road, Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Halsey said in an e-mail.

The break caused deputies to close Kingsbury Grade from about 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. while the line was repaired, Halsey said.

No home evacuations were required because of the incident, Halsey said.

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