PPD: Man ar­rested on sex with teen charges

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A Porter­ville man was ar­rested on sex with a teen charges, the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment re­ported.

At about 11:50 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, of­fi­cers with the PPD were con­tacted by an 18 year old male, who re­ported a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship with an adult male that took place over two years prior. The vic­tim al­leged that some­time in 2015, he en­gaged in con­sen­sual oral cop­u­la­tion and sodomy with David Car­rasco, 37.

At that time the vic­tim was 15 years old. He also re­ported that Car­rasco of­fered him money in ex­change for sex, PPD re­ported.

De­tec­tives of the Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit as­sumed the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and learned that Car­rasco had been ar­rested by the Tu­lare County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment for sim­i­lar crimes in early 2017 and he was cur­rently await­ing trial on that case.

At about 4:45 p.m. on Thurs­day, de­tec­tives con­tacted Car­rasco at his res­i­dence and he was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent. De­tec­tives also served a search war­rant at Car­rasco’s home, seiz­ing elec­tronic ev­i­dence.

Car­rasco was charged with sus­pi­cion of com­mu­ni­ca­tion with mi­nor to en­gage in sex act, oral cop­u­la­tion with per­son un­der 18 years and sodomy of per­son un­der 18 years and booked into the Tu­lare County Jail, where he is be­ing held in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Any­one hav­ing in­for­ma­tion on this case is urged to con­tact Det. Michael Gray at 7827412.

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