Madera County man accused of having sexual relationship with Santa Cruz 14-year-old

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Santa Cruz police arrested a 28-year-old Madera County man last Thursday for having an alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Authorities say the alleged relationship began November 2014 and took place over the past six months. The girl was only 13 years old when the relationship began.

Forrest Reyes met the girl on a social media site, authorities said. Both Reyes and the girl had a consensual sexual relationship over the past six months, until the girl and her family came forward to police about the relationship.

Police say Reyes was aware the girl was only in middle school when the relationship began.

Santa Cruz police detectives used a ruse to set up a meeting with Reyes. When Mr. Reyes arrived at the agreed location, he was arrested on several felony crimes and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail with a $250,000 bail.

Reyes was booked on charges of having a sexual relationship with minor within a one year period.
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