Rape investigation underway involving 14-year-old girl and security guard

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies are currently investigating a possible rape after a 14-year-old girl said she met up with a security guard for the Mary K. Shell Mental Health Facility at Planz Park in August of 2017, according to court documents. 

The girl and the 40-year-old man allegedly met while she was being treated in the facility. Documents reveal that after the man and the girl met up at the park, he took her to his home where they then had sex. 

The court documents also reveal the girl requested an assault examination, and evidence was obtained from the examination which was then forwarded to the Kern Regional Crime Lab for analysis. 

The security guard is suspected of a lewd act with a child. He has not been charged.

Mary K. Shell Mental Health Facility said they contract out their security guards from Trans-West Security Services. 23ABC reached out to Trans-West Security Services, however they have not responded as to whether the man is still employed as a security guard with the company. 

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