By Allen Payton
According to a Facebook post by the Placer County Sheriff, “Tuesday afternoon, detectives with the Placer County Sheriff’s Crimes Against Persons Unit arrested Gerald Norman Fogel, 57, of Foresthill at his residence. Fogel was arrested for ten counts of Committing a Lewd Act Upon a Child Under 14-years old.
Sheriff investigators learned of the abuse which occurred numerous years ago in Contra Costa County. Working with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, detectives obtained an arrest warrant from Contra Costa County and a Placer County search warrant.
Fogel was booked into the Contra Costa County Jail with a bail of $1,000,000. He is a former Fremont firefighter and former volunteer Fire Captain for the Foresthill Fire Protection District.
As of Wednesday, Fogel was able to bail out and a concerned resident contacted the Herald stating that Fogel is living in Concord within a short distance of three elementary schools and a child care center.
Please check back later for updates to this report.