Winchester Bay man arrested on sex charges

A 61-year old Winchester Bay man was arrested in Ukiah, California earlier this week after allegedly meeting an underage female at a motel.  A spokesman for the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says Tommy Peter Tonkin allegedly sexually abused a young girl in Ukiah over a seven year period before moving to Oregon.  The girl, now 16-years old, told authorities Tonkin recently began contacting her again.  Following an in depth investigation, authorities supervised as the teen made arrangements to meet Tonkin.  When he arrived, he was arrested.