Crime

Man arrested in Turlock groping

Turlock police arrested a man Thursday morning suspected of propositioning and grabbing a 14-year-old girl.

Garret Roland, 23, is being held on $5,000 bail at the Stanislaus County jail for charges of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18, sexual battery and trespassing.

He is alleged to have approached a 14-year-old girl, who was on her way to school, and propositioned her for sex, according Turlock police Lt. Nino Amirfar. When she refused and tried to get away, he allegedly groped her.

Amirfar said the girl eventually got away and went to school, where she reported the assault.

Officers found Roland hiding in the 500 block of Minaret Avenue near the eCademy Charter @ Crane School.

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