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Date and Time of Release: 26 Aug. 09

Date and Time of Incident: 25 Aug. 09

Subject: Sexual Assault Arrest

13 Aug. 09, the Sonora Police Department was contacted by an individual, who felt a family member of theirs was having sexual intercourse with another family member, who is a “special needs” independent adult and resides in Sonora.

The Investigations Unit of the Sonora Police Department took over the investigation, with the assistance of Tuolumne County Adult Protective Services (APS). During the investigation the responsible was identified as Stephen Paul Sargent, 60 of Twain Harte, and the victim was identified as a blood relative of Sargent’s.

25 Aug. 09, Sargent was taken into custody in Twain Harte without incident by the Sonora Police Department. Sargent was transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked for;

Felony rape of a person incapable of giving legal consent
Felony penetration with a foreign object
Felony Incest

The investigation into this matter is continuing.