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Man arrested on charges of child molestation

Arthur Aguinaga

Arthur Aguinaga

Prescott Valley police booked Arthur Aguinaga, 63, of Prescott Valley into the Yavapai County Jail Dec. 18 on charges of three counts of molestation of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child.

On Dec. 17, a 12-year-old girl told officers that Aguinaga repeatedly molested her over the past three years, said Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney.

Investigators searched for Aguinaga, found him on Dec. 18, and took him into custody. When interviewed, Aguinaga denied the charges, Bonney said.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Aguinaga had been investigated in 2006 for allegations that he molested another child years ago in California, according to Bonney.