Stephen Anderson of Three Rivers was arraigned in Tulare County Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Anderson, 34, entered a plea of not guilty to nine counts of child molestation.
Anderson was arrested Thursday, Feb. 4, after reports were received by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office that he had molested multiple juvenile victims. Anderson is free on $500,000 bail. (See www.kaweahcommonwealth.com/news/3r-man-charged-child-molestation)
Anderson’s attorney, Peter Kapetan of Kapetan Brothers Law Firm in Fresno, requested additional time to prepare his client’s case. The judge scheduled Anderson’s preliminary hearing for Wednesday, April 6.