29-Year-Old Arrested for Unlawful Sex With a 14-Year-Old
On the afternoon of Friday, February 17, two California State Park rangers entered the Stone Lagoon parking area and discovered a male and a female engaged in a sexual act inside their vehicle a public area.
During the course of checking identification, the rangers discovered the female was a 14-year-old child and the man, Alvaro Jesus Escareno, was 29-years-old. “They knew each other,” explained Public Safety Superintendent John Valett. “He gave her rides in the past.”
The child was taken to the hospital for a sexual assault forensic exam.
Later, Escareno was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, forcible lewd act upon a child, inducing intercourse, aggravated sexual assault, and sexual penetration with a foreign object.
Escareno made bail on Monday, February 20. Valett said he is worried because Escareno has “dual citizenship in the US and Mexico so there is concern he could flee.”
Valett wants people to know, “Parks are basically a safe place for people to go and recreate but, with society the way it is these days, there can be issues and this is one of those issues.”