After grooming a teen girl for more than a year, a Richmond man was arrested in Fresno over the weekend for allegedly molesting the girl.
About 18 months ago, Jeisson Escobar, 23, began communicating with the girl, 13, who he knew through extended family, Fresno police Sgt. Daniel Macias said.
He was visiting family when the girl told her parents that Escobar molested her. Her parents contacted police Sunday morning.
After interviewing the victim and her family, police arrested Escobar near the Lions Den Skate Park in central Fresno Sunday evening.
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Police also intend to get a search warrant to search Escobar’s devices for additional evidence, which could result in more charges against him, Macias said.
He was booked into Fresno County Jail on three felony counts, including unlawful intercourse with a minor and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14 years old. He remained in jail Monday on $140,000 bail.