Former California camp counselor wanted for child molestation arrested in Phoenix

Posted at 9:01 AM, Sep 17, 2016

A former camp counselor wanted in California sexual conduct with several minors has been arrested in Phoenix, according to the US Marshals Service.

24-year-old Evin Blanchard was arrested Thursday in Phoenix on child molestation charges, as well as charges for sending harmful material to a minor and production of child pornography.

"Fugitives like Evin Blanchard are a primary focus for the U.S. Marshals Service," said David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. "The more time he spends in our communities, the more likelihood that additional children are placed at risk."

Blanchard was wanted out by San Francisco police for allegedly inappropriately touching several camp goers under the age of 15. He also allegedly sent several of the children inappropriate photos.

He was arrested outside a home near Camelback Road and 91st Avenue after someone tipped off the USMS Violent Offender Task Force that he might be there.

Authorities also found several thousand dollars of cash in the home as well as marijuana.