Suspect Was Arrested After A Multi-Agency Investigation
HOLLISTER—On December 5, Hollister Police Detective Chris Wells paid a visit to 33-year-old Hollister resident Candelario Juarez at his home after a multi-agency investigation suspected him of unlawfully touching a minor.
The Hollister Police Department received a report of a past tense sexual assault involving a minor under the age of 14 years. At the time of the report the minor was no longer in danger from the suspect. But Officer Wells, along with investigators from the District Attorney’s Office as well as Child Protective Services and Victim Witness Assistance, all conducted an investigation into the incident.
Their investigation revealed several alleged incidents against the minor in question over a period of more than a year. After Wells made contact with Juarez at his home on the 600 block of Fifth Street, he arrested him on two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. Juarez was transported to San Benito Count Jail where he was booked on the two counts. His bail has been set at $200.000.00 dollars.
The Hollister Police Department is still working on this investigation and is asking that if anyone as information about this case to please contact Detective Wells at 1-831-636-4330, ext. 114.
In other news in San Benito County, it was a full week for Detective Wells and Officer Bo Leland, who two days prior to the arrest of Juarez were busy checking of sex offenders. They checked in on Troy Lemings, who was arrested for being out of compliance. They also arrested 38-year-old Isaias Sernas Jr. who was also out of compliance for falsifying for his address. A third suspect, 50-year-old Martin Fernandez Guardado was arrested a few days after police paid a visit to his home and he was not there at the time.