BRAWLEY — A 21-year-old Brawley man was arrested Friday night on suspicion of having sexual relations with a minor.
Richard Armeta was booked into the county jail without bail on a count of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl between the ages of 14 and 18, said Brawley police Sgt. Perry Monita.
The charge Armeta likely will face would carry less punishment than if he had been with a younger girl, Monita said.
In the past there was no distinction made in the unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor law regarding the age of the minor or the age difference between the minor and an accused individual.