October 24, 2008

Firefighter Albert Engel Accused of Lewd Acts With Child

October 24, 2008

KCRA 3 News

CALAVERAS COUNTY, Calif. -- An employee of the Jenny Lind Fire Department was arrested this week on charges of lewd or lascivious acts with a child, the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department said Friday. Albert Engel Jr., 39, turned himself in to the Calaveras County Jail Tuesday after a warrant was issued by the Calaveras County District Attorney's Office, the department said.

Engel is accused of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. Deputies said the victim, a female who is more than 10 years old, reported the abuse to a teacher. Investigators were told by the victim that the abuse lasted seven years. Engel, a Valley Springs resident, was released from jail on a $430,000 bail.


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