Alleged Child Molester Held Over for Arraignment
A preliminary hearing on child molestation charges was held on Aug. 22 in the case of Jeremiah John Chamness, age 32.
Chamness was accused of three incidents of child molestation that were alleged to have occurred during a family camping trip in August of 2010 in El Dorado County.
The victim was 14 years of age when the alleged molestations took place. Her cousin was Chamness’ girlfriend at the time and the father of her cousin’s child.
The Livermore Police Department was informed of the incident in December of 2010. A forensic exam of the victim was conducted on Jan. 5, 2011 and a complaint was filed on Feb. 8, 2012. Detective ...