OVERGAARD — The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office arrested Noah John Paradis, 19, of Georgia, Thursday, charging him with three counts of inappropriate touching of a 10-year-old juvenile at a summer camp in Overgaard. The following day, June 14, he was charged with two additional counts of the same.

The NCSO is not releasing the name of the camp in the 2300 block of Bison Trail in Overgaard pending notification to the public from camp officials.

NCSO Chief Deputy Randy Moffitt said they got a call from a juvenile at the camp June 13 about inappropriate behavior. NCSO sent investigators to speak with Paradis and the juvenile.

Subsequent to those interviews, Moffitt said NCSO sex crimes trainees/detectives, under the lead of Det. Sally O’Hair, went to the camp and conducted interviews after which Paradis was arrested on the initial three counts of inappropriate touching.

“She is one of the best,” Moffitt said of O’Hair.

After detectives went back to the camp June 14 and conducted another interview, Paradis was charged with two additional charges of inappropriate touching.

A press release from NCSO Secretary Susan Batson stated that Paradis has reportedly worked at summer camps “all over the U.S” adding that there were reportedly children from Arizona at the as yet unnamed camp in Overgaard.

During an interview, Paradis allegedly admitted involvement in sex acts with juveniles at the camp in Overgaard, O’Hair said.

Moffitt said it is an active, ongoing investigation and asked anyone who has information or was involved with Paradis to contact the NCSO at 928-537-4050 and to ask for Det. Sally O’Hair.

As of Monday, June 17 Paradis was still being held in the Navajo County Jail in Holbrook on no bond.

Reach the reporter at mleiby@wmicentral.com

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