An Avenal man was arrested Thursday for allegedly threatening to shoot a juvenile that he is suspected of molesting, Avenal police said.
Amilcar Andrade, 33, was arrested by Avenal police officers Thursday in the 900 block of Dome Street. Last Sunday , police went to his home in the 400 block of Orange Street to investigate reports of child abuse.
As the investigation continued, Avenal police learned that Andrade had been “molesting a very young juvenile,” police said.
Andrade threatened the victim with a gun and told the victim he would kill the victim and the victim’s mother if the victim told anyone about the molestation, police said.
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Andrade was booked on suspicion of several counts of forcible lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and terrorist threats. He is in Kings County Jail and his bail is set at $600,000.