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MCSO: Peoria foster father admits to being pedophile

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PEORIA, AZ (CBS5) -

A 61-year-old Peoria man was arrested for molesting a foster child over the course of a decade.

The teen victim told a school counselor on Sept. 20, after telling the suspect that she planned to tell someone about the abuse.

After the girl told her foster father, he called family members and friends and admitted to them that he was a pedophile and "didn't know why," according to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. One of the people receiving the call recorded it and gave it to detectives. After admitting what he had done, he checked himself into a local hospital for mental health issues.

Medical records show he admitted to the hospital staff that he was guilty of molesting a foster child.

He was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on three counts each of molestation of a child, sexual conduct with a minor and sexual abuse.

He is being held without bond.

CBS 5 News is withholding his name to protect the identity of the victim.

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