Porterville man arrested for sexually abusing a minor

May 16, 2013 12:57:21 AM PDT
A 24-year-old Porterville man is under arrest for sexually abusing a minor.

Police began investigating Ernie Lemus two days ago on allegations of child molestation.

Investigators discovered that Lemus had forced a 13-year-old victim into sexual acts multiple times. He has since been booked for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age.

Lemus is currently being held on $200,000 bail.