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Kings County man jailed in alleged rape of 15-year-old he met on Facebook. She gave birth

Hector Manuel Montez, 31, was booked on charges of raping a 15-year-old girl that he met on Facebook after the girl delivered a child at a hospital.
Hector Manuel Montez, 31, was booked on charges of raping a 15-year-old girl that he met on Facebook after the girl delivered a child at a hospital. Kings County Sheriff's Office

A man was booked on charges of raping a 15-year-old girl that he met on Facebook after the girl delivered a child at a hospital, the Kings County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday.

Hector Manuel Montez, 31, was arrested at his workplace. He is being held in jail on bail of $5,275,000.

Commander Mark Bevins said deputies were called to a hospital in December after the pregnant girl gave birth to a baby.

Hospital officials called the Sheriff’s Office because they were concerned about her age.

The girl told investigators that she met Montez on Facebook, and said Montez picked her up from school because she needed a ride. She told investigators that instead of taking her home, Montez drove to the area of 18th and Jackson avenues south of Lemoore, where he sexually assaulted her.

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