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Not-guilty plea to charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child

March 6, 2018

A 42-year-old Yuba City man, arrested last December on allegations that he sexually assaulted a child over the span of several years, pleaded not guilty in Yuba County Superior Court on Monday.

Williams Louis Inderbitzen was arrested by the Marysville Police Department Dec. 19 at his home in the 1300 block of El Dorado Lane on suspicion of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.

The department received reports last August from the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office about the allegations. The alleged sexual molestations are believed to have occurred in Marysville when Inderbitzen lived there.

The victim told law enforcement the molestation had occurred “at least once a week” over a seven-year period while her mother was at work and she was being supervised by someone else, according to Appeal-Democrat archives.

Inderbitzen, who had previously been convicted of possessing child pornography and was released from state prison in 2015, faces five felony counts of engaging in oral copulation or sexual penetration with a minor, five felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, and five felony counts of committing lewd and lascivious acts by use of force.

After pleading not guilty to the charges, the defendant requested a jury trial.

Yuba County Superior Court Judge Julia Scrogin ordered Inderbitzen return to court on May 15 at 8:30 a.m. for trial. He must also return on March 26 at 1:30 p.m. for a settlement conference.