A well known contractor in Oroville has been arrested. He's accused of molesting a family member for the past eight years. He made an appearance in court Tuesday morning. According to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey this case has been under investigation since the end of May.
It all started when sheriff deputies were told Christopher Carter's wife was being drugged with something called temazepam, a drug commonly used for sedation, and they believe it was Carter doing the drugging. That investigation lead to an even more shocking discovery. " The sheriff's office then started the process with the drugging count which then led into the molestation counts and that came to fruition in the sense of information last week and mister carter was arrested last week", said Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.
Ramsey says they have video evidence of the crime. Other sources tell Action News, the video was taken by a private investigator who placed undercover cameras in the home. Carter was taken into custody on the 24th. He's being charged with three counts of molestation on a minor and one count in relation to the drugging of his wife. He pleaded not guilty to all counts.
Carter is currently being held on $340,000 dollars bail. He is due back in court in July.