March 31, 2015
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 71-year-old Tehama County man pleaded not guilty today to federal charges that he took four children across state lines for sex.
Thomas Endicott of rural Corning was ordered detained until an April 16 hearing.
Endicott was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Sacramento on charges that he repeatedly took four boys under age 14 to Oregon and Nevada to molest them between 1988 and 2006.
The indictment remained sealed until Endicott was arrested yesterday as he drove his tractor-trailer in Tehama County.
In 2007, Tehama County jurors acquitted Endicott of molestation charges and could not reach verdicts on related charges.
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