SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An Elk Grove schools employee was arrested on molestation charges on Friday.
Eric Echols, 29, was assigned as a para-educator working at Prairie Elementary School in Sacramento when he molested at least six children between the ages of 7 and 8 years old, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said.READ MORE: 'Just Trying To Do Good': Modesto Junior College Professor Runs To Support Struggling Students
The alleged molestations happened between July 2015 and June 2016.
The allegations came to light this July, and Echols was placed on administrative leave until his arrest on Friday.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Northbound I-5 Lanes Near Highway 50 Connector In Sacramento
Echols was also a substitute teacher at other schools in the Elk Grove district.
He’s being held on $900,000 bail.MORE NEWS: How Fast Is Too Fast? As California Starts to Reopen, COVID Risk Still Remains