Suspected Child Molester Arrested


On June 3, detectives from the Payson Police Department arrested a 94-year-old Payson man on charges of public sexual indecency, aggravated assault, and child molestation.

The arrest followed a three-week investigation when it was determined the man had contact with young children and inappropriately touched at least two of them in a local trailer park, police said.

It is the Roundup’s policy not to name victims or suspects in sex crimes. Suspects will only be identified after a conviction.

For the protection of the alleged victims, the police department is not disclosing their names or locations of their residences.

However, the Payson Police Department asks for the assistance of the public in identifying any other victims that may have encountered the suspect.

If anyone has information or believes their child had contact with the man, you are asked to contact Det. Michael Varga at (928) 474- 5177 ext. 271.

Read more about the arrest in Friday's Roundup.


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