Man arrested for molesting 5-year-old girl

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BAGDAD - The following is a release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

On May 4, 2009, at approximately 1:30 P.M., Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a reported sexual assault incident on Bronson Drive in Bagdad. Upon arrival, deputies saw family members detaining 18-year-old Congress resident David Kohler inside the home. The family told deputies that Kohler had molested a 5-year-old female acquaintance in a locked bathroom. When Kohler was confronted, he became aggressive and had to be physically restrained by the family. Deputies detained Kohler and conducted a preliminary investigation which resulted in Kohler's arrest for Kidnapping and Child Molestation.

The assault was brought to the family's attention when they heard the victim screaming in the bathroom. When family members entered the bathroom, Kohler was found inside with the victim and restrained until deputies arrived.

The victim was treated by medical personnel and not otherwise injured.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section were contacted and began their investigation which will continue throughout the week.

Detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who has had contact with Kohler involving similar behavior. If you have information about such a situation, please contact Detective Ross Diskin at 928-771-3260.