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Sex offender allegedly annoyed girls in Placerville park

Kenneth Tincher
Kenneth Tincher Booking photo, Placerville Police Department

A registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday in Placerville after he allegedly annoyed young girls at a local park.

Placerville police received a call regarding a suspicious man at Rotary Park. He reportedly was not wearing a shirt and was watching young girls who were at the park on a school field trip, according to a Police Department news release.

The man left the area before officers arrived, but police learned that he had been watching children near restrooms in the park. At one point, he went inside the girls’ restroom, then left the park in a white truck, police said. Witnesses were able to give a description of the truck and a partial license plate number.

Officers on routine patrol at Lumsden Park found a man in a truck who matched the description of the man from the Rotary Park call. He was identified as 62-year-old Kenneth Tincher, a registered sex offender from Sacramento County. Police said Tincher identified himself as a transient from Sacramento County who last registered as a sex offender two weeks earlier.

He was arrested an booked into El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of annoying and molesting children, as well as narcotic-related offenses.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy