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Alleged Child Molester Turns Himself in

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A man who allegedly kidnapped and molested a 10-year-old girl at a Salinas Wal-Mart Supercenter Friday turned himself Saturday morning, police have announced. Jorge Cervantes, 35, turned himself in at the Salinas Police Department about 8 a.m. Saturday, according to police.

He allegedly molested the girl at a store at 1800 North Main Street in Salinas where he posed as a Wal-Mart employee offering to assist the girl, police said. Cervantes allegedly fled the store after assaulting the girl in a bathroom and in a store aisle, according to police. When he turned himself in, police questioned him and then transported him to the Monterey County Jail. He is being held on bail of $1 million, after detectives requested the bail amount be increased.

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