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.

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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.

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Echols was also a substitute teacher at other schools in the Elk Grove district.

He’s being held on $900,000 bail.

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