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Oroville man arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child

An Oroville man was arrested by Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies on suspicion of sexual abuse of a child.

Posted: Jun 30, 2020 5:00 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2020 5:23 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. – An Oroville man was arrested by Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies on suspicion of sexual abuse of a child.

On June 22, a parent called BCSO to report that 31-year-old John Zulkoski had sexually abused a minor while staying at a family friend's home, deputies said. That evening, the parent of the victim confronted Zulkoski about the sexual abuse but he ran off just before deputies arrived at the home to investigate.

Deputies contacted the parent and two minors, who were both under the age of 10. One of the minors confirmed the abuse to BCSO. The minor was transported to a Sacramento area hospital for treatment.

Detectives interviewed Zulkoski on June 26, where he admitted to sexually abusing one of the minor victims. Zulkoski was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail. His bail has been set at $1.2 million.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Mary Barker at 530-538-7671.

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