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E.C. man arrested on suspicion of molesting a juvenile relative

May 14, 2001|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

El Centro police arrested a Chula Vista man on suspicion of child molestation Sunday, according to El Centro police Sgt. Theresa Quinn.

While few details were released, Quinn did say police arrested Jose Sangerman, 38, for allegedly molesting a juvenile relative in El Centro.

He was booked into county jail with his bail set at $35,000. He remained in custody this morning, Quinn said.

Police reportedly were contacted by the family about 3 p.m. Sunday but Sangerman had left the family's home. Sometime before 4 p.m., an officer spotted Sangerman driving near Fourth and Vine streets and took him into custody without incident.

Quinn declined to provide specific information about the investigation. She did say the victim reported the alleged molestation was ongoing.

Police had not filed a complaint against Sangerman with the county District Attorney's Office as of this morning.

Quinn said a complaint likely would not be filed with the DA's office until Tuesday. It will be up the DA to file formal charges.

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