REDDING (AP) — A Northern California man who appealed for his missing teenage daughter’s return on national television has pleaded not guilty to molesting her.

The Redding Searchlight reports that 33-year-old Jacob Berlinghoff of Redding entered not guilty pleas Monday to a felony count of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child under 14 and misdemeanor counts of annoying a child and sexual battery. He is free on $50,000 bail.

The newspaper reports that shortly after the 15-year-old girl returned from a 31-day disappearance with her uncle last year, she accused her father of fondling her.

She said the 2008 incident was one of the reasons she fled.

Her uncle, 44-year-old Charles Berlinghoff, is facing nearly 100 sex abuse charges involving the teen. He remains jailed on $1.6 million bail.

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Comments (13)
  1. AJ Morgan says:

    If it’s true, castrate them both.

  2. Al Scott says:

    or hang them from their testicles until they fall apart….LOL

  3. HMcLemore says:

    chastity belt with builtin vise-like squeeze reminder of the offense. Every 2 hours should do.

  4. Roberta says:

    why don’t we pass a law that whoever molest’s a child be put to death and that would get rid of alot of nasty people who are sick

  5. Marlon Parales says:

    they will both die violently 1 week into their prison sentences. inmates hate anyone that messes with a kid.

  6. Sunshine says:

    Why do we waste our tax payers money on these horrible animals? All molester should be put before a firing squad once a month.

  7. Sunshine says:

    BAIL!!! WTH is he out on bail for!!! So he could go and molest another child! What the HELL is wrong with our justice system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. CJ says:

    Inbred hillbilly mfers

  9. YOUR DAD says:

    Whites and their child molestation/rapes. We must rid the earth of them.

  10. Ricky says:

    That poor child what is wrong with these people?What!! did Daddy miss his little toy and was angry with HIS OWN BROTHER FOR stealing his prey a couple of weeks ago an article appeared in the paper about an accused child molester from the city of San Gabriel and was about to begin serving his sentence and was killed by his cell mate NOW THATS WHAT I CALL JUSTICE! may both of these sick animals harbor the same fate and this child get the proper therapy even on the tax payer because tax payer money should no be wasted on this human garbage to incarcarate these two!

  11. the BFD says:

    your transparent jealousy of the white man is obviously a hurtful life filled daily event for you, sorry for you friend. inferior much? Anywhoooo, the only way for a sexual predator to pay his debt to society is putt a bullet in his head. same goes for, “YOUR DAD”. No room for excrement like these two. Gosh, Im sure going to miss you guys…

  12. My heart goes out to the girl, may she be brave through these tough times in her life. Please see my story below.

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