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Brawley resident suspect of child molestation

(Suspected child molester in custody)…Brawley Police arrested 40 year old Jesus Manuel Padilla of Brawley.

Interim Brawley Police Chief Brett Houser says Padilla is suspected of multiple violations of lewd or lascivious act with a minor under the age of 14. Padilla was arrested while visiting the area of San Diego. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into San Diego County Jail. He was later transferred to Imperial County Jail for court proceedings.