Aaron Douglas Burrows, a 51-year-old resident of Paradise, CA, died by suicide somewhere in between late Sunday night to Monday Morning, reports Butte County law enforcement.
Burrows was facing a felony charge of criminal sexual penetration of a 9-year-old.
He was charged with the crime for an incident that had taken place following a camping trip to Fort Bragg, in Mendocino County.
The investigation brought to light a prior alleged victim of Burrows’ who planned to testify in court.
If convicted, Burrows’ would have faced 15 years to life in prison.