70-Year-Old Coconino County Man Arrested For Child Molestation

On April 6, 2018, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office arrested 70-year-old Jesse Bernard Watkins, III on three counts of child molestation of a child under 15 years of age.

Investigators learned that Watkins met the victim’s family when he was volunteering for a juvenile rehabilitation facility in the Prescott area. Watkins traveled to Flagstaff, visiting the victim’s family several times before the acts occurred.

Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to contact Sergeant Larry Thomas of the Criminal Investigations Division at 1-800-338-7888.

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