Community Volunteer Charged for Lewd Acts

Ventura County – Donald Alan Tuthill, 43, was arrested on December 27th on suspicion of having made sexual advances toward a 12-year-old girl.  According to Ventura County Sheriff spokesman Sgt. Jeff Miller, Tuthill reportedly performed “inappropriate touching” upon the girl while she was spending the night in Tuthill’s home.

Donald Alan Tuthill

Tuthill is reportedly a frequent volunteer with Simi Valley community action groups, some of which may have provided him “significant access to young children,” reported Miller.  Tuthill’s arrest came following reports to investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Sexual Assault Unit that he had assaulted other victims prior to the incident with the 12-year-old female.

According to locally posted internet blogsites, Tuthill “has posted pictures of children’s church plays, children with arms stretched out under a cross, and a young girl.”

Tuthill was taken into custody without incident at his residence and transported to Ventura County Jail with his bail set at $100,000 on felony charges of performing a lewd act upon a child.  Tuthill will be in Ventura’s County Court Division 12 on January 10, 2012 for an early disposition conference where he is expected to maintain his plea of “not guilty” to all charges.

Sgt. Miller, in his statement to the media, urged any members of the public with additional information to contact the Sheriff’s East County Sexual Assault Unit at (805) 494-8201, adding that Ventura County Crime Stoppers offers a $1,000 reward for any anonymous information leading to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against perpetrators of crimes of this nature.

Photo: courtesy Facebook

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