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N. Arizona man accused of molesting 2 adopted daughters


By: Deborah Stocks

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - A 51-year-old Arizona man has been arrested for allegedly molesting two adopted daughters.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says the man, who lives in a subdivision east of Flagstaff, has been charged with multiple felonies stemming from alleged sexual contact he had with two of his underage adopted daughters.

A family friend first reported the alleged abuse after one of the girls said her adopted father had been molesting her.

A deputy and detective interviewed the girl who said a second adopted daughter was also a victim of the alleged molestation.

After an initial investigation, deputies arrested the suspect for two counts of child molestation.

A subsequent investigation included physical examinations and Safe Child Interviews with both victims.

After a review by the Coconino County Attorney's Office, a complaint was issued charging the suspect with two counts of child molestation, four counts of sexual conduct with a minor, one count of sexual abuse and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

The name of the suspect was not released by authorities to protect the identities of the victims.

The investigation is ongoing.

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