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El Dorado gymnastics instructor suspected of child molestation

Keith Willette
Keith Willette El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

A gymnastics instructor and professional photographer who has worked in Sacramento and El Dorado counties has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report on May 18 of child molestation that had occurred between 1999 and 2004. The victim said that her gymnastics instructor, Keith Willette, 54, of Cameron Park had sexually abused her for years.

Willette was arrested Thursday by deputies on suspicion of molestation of a child younger than 14 and booked into El Dorado County Jail.

Deputies believe that Willette was a gymnastics instructor in Sacramento and El Dorado counties, as well as in Ohio, Minnesota and Washington. Willette has also worked as a photographer, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies suspect that others could have been abused by Willette. Anyone who has information may call Detective Anthony Prencipe at 530-642-4709.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews