FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man suspected of child molestation proclaimed his innocence Thursday in a Solano County courtroom and was then sent back to jail.
Scotty Alan Jones, 35, was arrested Wednesday in the Waterman Plaza parking lot after detectives identified the convicted felon as the suspect in a sexual assault on a child and a kidnapping, Fairfield police said.
Officers responded in March to an address in Fairfield to investigate a report of a suspected sexual assault on a child and an investigation by the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes United followed. The Solano County District Attorney’s Office assisted with the issuance of arrest warrants for Jones.
Jones was booked into Solano County jail on warrants for allegedly committing lewd acts on a child younger than 14, oral copulation and kidnapping, police said.
He pleaded not guilty Thursday in Solano County Superior Court to 10 felonies, including kidnapping, false imprisonment and child abuse. Bail was set at $750,000.
Jones is a convicted felon and has prior law enforcement-related contacts for assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, obstructing law enforcement and cruelty to animals, police said.
No additional information was available Thursday afternoon, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.
Jess Sullivan contributed to this report. Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.