Avenal police have arrested a man in connection with dozens of sex-related offenses, most against children.
“We are looking at approximately 70 sex-related offenses,” said Senior Officer Randy Doherty.
In addition, Doherty said, there were charges of witness threats and intimidation.
Lorenzo Guevara, 37, of Avenal was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after police got a report earlier in the day about child molestation, Doherty said.
70Number of sex-crime counts against Avenal man
Kings County Jail lists charges against Guevara that include spousal rape by force/fear, unlawful sexual intercourse with children in different age categories, lewd and lascivious acts with children, sodomy and continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Guevara’s bail was set at nearly $4.3 million.
The case remains under investigation, Doherty said. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Avenal Police Det. Randy Edmonson at 559-386-4444.