Eldery man accused of molesting 5-year-old neighbor

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75-year-old suspect arrested

BLACK CANYON CITY - Sheriff's deputies in Yavapai County say they've arrested a 75-year-old Black Canyon City man for allegedly molesting a 5-year-old neighbor.

Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Karl Bentz says deputies who went to the Squaw Valley Trailer Park on Thursday afternoon on a sexual assault call learned that a child had been molested. The child told deputies a neighbor was the suspect.

Detectives got a search warrant and interviewed Harry Robert Shillingburg. Bentz says he was later arrested on two counts each of sexual assault, sexual conduct with a minor and child molestation.

Bentz said Friday that the sheriff's office won't release the victim's gender to protect their identity.