Man Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting a Child Under Age 14 by Force

COTTONWOOD, Calif. - A man in Cottonwood was arrested Thursday and charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old by force.

Tehama County Sheriff's department said 23-year-old John Lawrence-Xavier Taylor was arrested on the 19000 block of Feather Falls Place in Cottonwood.

He was staying at the home, but it's unknown what his relation to the victim is. Taylor was booked into Tehama County Jail on $175,000 bail. He is also being charged with a separate count of sexual assault.

The investigation is ongoing.

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