Salinas fire captain accused of child molestation

May 5, 2011 1:21:00 PM PDT
A Salinas fire captain is free on bail on charges he molested a Watsonville girl. Andrew Scott McLaughlin, 43, was arrested at his Campbell home Wednesday after a week-long investigation.

He is accused of molesting a seven-year-old girl in what is believed to have been a one-time incident four years ago when he lived in Watsonville. The girl's family contacted police in late April.

McLaughlin has been with the Salinas fire department for ten years. He is on paid administrative leave because of his arrest.