The Lemoore Police Department booked John Perez, 51, into Kings County Jail after he allegedly groped an 11-year-old girl Wednesday.
Police said the victim reported the assault Thursday morning and said she was alone near the 900 block of Daphne Lane when a man touched her breast and attempted to grope her genital area. The girl told officials she escaped and ran to a nearby business.
With details provide by the victim, authorities said they were able to identify Perez, of Lemoore, as the suspect and brought him in for questioning.
Perez was arrested on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child and has bail of $50,000.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact Lemoore Police Officer Jon Moritz at 559 924-9574.