RPD Arrests Man Accused Of Molesting 6-Year-Old Child

A Redding man accused of child molestation was taken into custody Monday. Redding Police opened an investigation in May after the 6-year-old alleged victim reported on-going sexual abuse in the victim’s home by 38-year-old Jerry Patnode. After being interviewed several times, detectives say Patnode admitted to committing the acts against the child. An arrest warrant was issued Friday and Monday Patnode was seen driving on South Market Street near Wyndham Lane and was arrested. He’s being held on $1 Million bail.