Tehama

Police: Man sexually assaulted victim under 14

RED BLUFF, Calif. - According to the Red Bluff Police Department, on Sunday, January 8 around 10:30 a.m. dispatch received an emergency call regarding a victim being molested by 26-year-old Jose Garcia of Red Bluff.

The victim's name is being kept confidential. 

Detectives and Officers with the Department conducted an investigation. They said they learned Garcia had sexually assaulted the victim on several different occasions in the past several weeks.

At 2:43 p.m. on Sunday, detectives, along with deputies from the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, successfully located Garcia at a residence in the Gerber area. He was booked into the Tehama County Jail and is being charged with lewd and lascivious with a child under 14 and assault. 

His bail has been set at $300,000.

The crime is still under investigation. 


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