PARADISE, Calif — A Butte County man is in jail, charged with sexually assaulting a nine-year-old child during a camping trip to the North Coast.
Aaron Burrows, 50 of Paradise turned himself in to authorities this week. A warrant for his arrest had been issued after an investigation that lasted more than a month.
The alleged incident happened in early September in Fort Bragg. According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the victim said the assault happened while on a camping trip with Burrows on September 2.
After returning to Butte County, the child told a guardian about the incident. The guardian then contacted Paradise Police Department on September 6. Paradise police turned over the investigation to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies from Mendocino County made several trips to Butte County to gather information. The case was submitted to the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office with one felony count of sexual assault filed against Burrows. The charge was for California Penal Code 288.7(b), sexual penetration of a child, 10 years old or younger.
On Tuesday, October 30, Burrows surrendered to the Butte County Sheriff's Office and was booked. His bail was set at $250,000.