A Ferndale man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a goat in 2010 was booked into jail on suspicion of child molestation Friday morning, March 18.
Gary Allen Veldhuizen, 28, allegedly molested a young girl about two years ago, according to Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo.
The incident was recently reported to Child Protective Services, which notified the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. Veldhuizen confessed to molesting the girl, and it's believed that the molestation was limited to one incident, Elfo said.
Veldhuizen, who lives in the 2400 block of Grandview Road, was booked into Whatcom County Jail for investigation into first-degree child molestation.
In 2010, Veldhuizen pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree animal cruelty and was sentenced to one month in jail for having sex with a goat.