Placerville police said they arrested a man accused of molesting a girl who was staying at his house.
Jeffrey Hitt was taken into custody Monday on charges of lewd, lascivious acts to a minor, according to officers.
Detectives began investigating Hitt Friday after getting a call from a member of Hitt’s family who was concerned for a child.
Hitt’s child was a friend of the girl, who was staying at Hitt’s house when the alleged molestation happened, police said.
The victim was interviewed by a forensic interviewer and provided a detailed statement of what happened.
Based on the girl’s statement, Hitt was arrested. He was also interviewed and admitted to multiple things that were consistent with the victim’s story, according to investigators.
Hitt is being held at the El Dorado County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Anyone with information about Hitt or the investigation is asked to call the Placerville Police Department at 530-642-5210.