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Taft man arrested, accused of molesting 13-year-old

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Taft police arrested a 21 year old man for lewd acts with a child following an investigation about an alleged relationship with a 13 year old girl.

Armando Nazarios Rojas, 21, was arrested after an investigation revealed he had sex with the 13-year-old girl in February.

The 13 year old girl revealed she was in a relationship with Rojas during a hospital visit in Bakersfield for an unrelated issue, Taft police said. 

Police began its investigation after being notified by hospital staff.

Rojas had sex with the girl on Feb. 18, according to Taft police and was arrested on one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old.

Rojas is being held on $50,000 bail and is due in court Wednesday morning.


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