A 19-year-old Cache County man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing at least five children, as well as a dog, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
Christopher VanDam, of Lewiston, was arrested Thursday on multiple counts of sodomy on a child, sex abuse of a child, sexual battery and bestiality, the sheriff’s office said.
“At this time, we know of at least five victims ranging in age from 4-13 years old, and the abuse has been ongoing for several years. Investigators are still actively working this cases,” according to a news release.
Sheriff Chad Jensen said Thursday evening that the case was only a few hours old. Online records show VanDam was booked into Cache County jail about 12:45 p.m.
The case began when one of the alleged victims contacted the sheriff’s office, Jensen said, adding the report “just led to a lot more.”
Jensen declined to say how the victims and the suspect were connected.
“I think as things come out, my guess would be there would be more victims brought into the case,” he said.
The sheriff’s office asked anyone with additional information about the case to contact them through their tip line at 435-755-1100.