Bakersfield man accused of kidnapping, raping 6-year-old girl

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in identifying a man wanted for the kidnap, rape, and molestation of a 6-year-old girl.

Deputies said that on Monday at about 3 p.m., a man approached the girl as she played in her yard near the area of Buckley Ave. and Garber Way in southeast Bakersfield.

The man forced the girl to an isolated area and sexually assaulted her, deputies said.

The man then fled the area on foot.

The man may be a transient and frequent the Rexland Acres area.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type “KCSO” prior to the message.

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