Cottonwood — Michael Edward Turner is in custody after being accused of molesting an 8 year-old girl.
According to Cottonwood Police, officers were called to an apartment in the 100 block of South 6th Street during the early morning hours of October 16 for a child molestation report. The caller allegedly caught the 46-year-old Turner molesting her young daughter in the living room.
Turner and the victim’s mother used to date and remained friends. Turner was providing child care while the mother worked.
Turner left the apartment before officers arrived. Detectives located Turner later in the day.
Turner’s admitted his guilt and was booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center on four counts of Child Molestation including the Dangerous Crimes against Children enhancement.
Turner is being held without bond.