OROVILLE, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office says Timothy Gordon of Oroville has been arrested on three felony counts of sexual abuse to a victim under 14.
During the nearly year-long investigation, beginning in April 2019, detectives say the 54-year-old was interviewed and initially denied the sexual abuse allegations.
In February of 2020, detective say they obtained DNA evidence from the California Department of Justice and worked on getting an arrest warrant for Gordon. Eventually, on Feb. 28, he was met by detectives in Oroville and arrested.
During his second interview, he was confronted with the DNA evidence and Gordon admitted to sexually abusing the minor victim.
Gordon was then booked into Butte County Jail for two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a victim under 14 and one felony count of oral copulation with a victim under 14.
The 54-year-olds bail is set at $200,000.
If you have any additional information about the investigation or Gordon himself, please call Detective Brian Parsons at 530-538-7671.