El Dorado Hills man in Standoff arrested for Child Molestation
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. (PR Pond) — According to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, Eric Hatfield Jr., 37, is accused of molesting an underage girl who was an acquaintance.
Detectives arrived at Hatfield's residence at the Copper Hill Apartments in El Dorado Hills around 1:30 p.m., surrounded the property and made contact with him by phone, according to the spokesperson.
Law Enforcement secured the area including closing off nearby roads. They then used technics designed to de-escelate a hostage situation.
Sheriff’s deputies shut down El Dorado Hills Boulevard, Olson Lane and Wilson Boulevard until Hatfield surrendered several hours later at about 10 p.m.
Hatfield was booked into the El Doardo County Jail on suspicion of child molestation. His bail was set at $1 million.
The Wenesday EDC Arrest Log had this:
"ERIC HATFIELD JR
JN1403825 ERIC LEE HATFIELD JR M
PV 20140709 INCUSTODY 37 EDSO
289(A)(1)(B) F SEX PENTRATION FORCE/ETC $1,000,000.00
[Penal Code 289 is the California law that prohibits using force or threats to sexually penetrate someone with a foreign object. This section is analogous to California rape laws, except that rape deals with sexual intercourse, whereas Penal Code 289 deals with sexual penetration by objects other than a sexual organ. This section applies if the sexual penetration (a) is done against the will of the victim. Penal Code 289 is one of three statutes that address sexual assault in California. Rape laws (defined in Penal Code 261) address sexual intercourse. Oral copulation by force or fear addresses sexual contact between one person's mouth and the other person's anus or sexual organs. While rape laws apply to sexual penetration with the penis, Penal Code 289 applies to sexual penetration with a foreign object (meaning almost anything other than the mouth or the penis). All three of these laws are the same in terms of their definitions of consent, lack of consent, and their sentencing schemes. All three carry a sentence of up to 8 years of state prison.]"