Fritz Alfred Erhardt, 61, was found guilty on three charges of child molestation on March 26.
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Erhardt, who had been accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl, then only 12 years old, was found guilty by a jury on all three charges, Erhardt’s attorney Erik Schlueter said. The felony charges against the avid volunteer for area historical organizations included two charges of committing a lewd act upon a child and a single charge of continuous sexual abuse. The charges cover a five-year span, from 2004 to 2009, according to the complaint filed against Erhardt in 2009.
According to deputy district attorney Jamie Verwayen, the charges carry up to a 20-year prison sentence, with sentencing to be decided by El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud.
He is currently in being held in custody at El Dorado County Jail.
Erhardt’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 8 at 1:30 p.m.