20-year-old arrested for alleged lewd acts on a child

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

VISALIA, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A Porterville man is under arrest for lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14.

Luis Bernal of Porterville was arrested after Tulare County Child Welfare Services received a tip on September 4th. Investigators established that the incidents took place between 2015 and 2017 in the Porterville area.

Bernal was arrested and his bail has been set at $1.3m. Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the relationship between the victim and the suspect.

Deputies ask anyone with information to contact either Detective Sofia Lira or Sergeant Jesse Cox. Tips can be sent anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

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