A minor girl was staying with her friend at their family’s house in Placerville, and reported that her friend’s father had molested her.
The girl’s family called Placerville police on Friday, November 14 after she told what happened at her friend’s house. According to the Placerville Police, they sent a forensic investigator to interview the girl, and got a detailed statement from her regarding the incident. Based on that statement, police arrested 54-year-old Jeffrey Hitt.
Hitt was also interviewed after his arrest, and made several “admission statements” which were consistent with the story they had gotten from the girl.
Hitt was arrested and booked at the El Dorado County Jail on charges of lewd and lascivious acts upon a minor. His bail was set at $50,000. The Placerville Police are asking anyone with any information about this case, including potential other victims, to contact them at 530-642-5210.
According to his Facebook profile, Hitt studied at Brigham Young University and works for JS West Propane. He and his wife have two daughters.