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Two child sex abuse suspects arrested within hours of each other


WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION) Watsonville police have arrested two men within 8 hours of each other who are both accused of sexually abusing children.

70-year old Fermin Vega was taken into custody after 3 victims came forward to report continuing sexual abuse by Vega, according to police

Police say the children involved were between 7 and 9 years old when the abuse happened. The charges against Vega include lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, and lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 using force. His bail has been set on $250,000.

Hours later officers also took 28-year old Javier Solis into custody in the area of Harvest and Riverside Drive early Friday morning. Solis is also accused of committing sexual acts against a minor. His bail has been set at $50,000.

Both victims are in counseling. Watsonville Police ask anyone with any information on the Solis cases call Det. Pablo Andrade at 831-768-3354.

If you have information on the Vega case call Det. Nelson Hernandez at 831-768-3358.

Ron Keller

Ron Keller is the news director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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