Sacto 9-1-1
March 22, 2013
Auburn man arrested after yearlong investigation of alleged sex offenses

An Auburn man was arrested today, accused of offenses involving sexual assault and child pornography.

Auburn police said Thomas Mitchell Hale, 53, was taken into custody following a yearlong investigation. He was arrested on suspicion of extortion by force or fear, sexual assault, sexual battery and sending child pornography. Several victims came forward during the course of the investigation, according to a Police Department news release.

After police obtained an arrest warrant, Hale turned himself in at the Auburn Police Department. He is being held in Placer County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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