Lewiston man arrested on suspicion of child and animal sex abuse

Courtesy of the Cache County Jail

LOGAN — Deputies have arrested a 19-year-old Lewiston man on multiple counts of sex abuse. Christopher R. VanDam was booked into the Cache County Jail Thursday morning. He is being held on multiple counts of sodomy on a child, sex abuse of a child, sexual battery and bestiality.

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said investigators know of at least five victims ranging in age from four-to-13-years-old. It is believed that the abuse has been ongoing for several years.

VanDam is being held on $80,000 bail. Formal charges are pending the investigation.

Jensen is asking citizens who may have additional information, to contact the sheriff’s office tip line at 435-755-1100.

VanDam is expected to be arraigned in 1st District Court next week.

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