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King City man arrested for rape of a minor over 5-year span

KION Melody Waintal

KING CITY, Calif. (KION-TV)- A case of sexual assault of a child that was brought to King City Police's attention in October ended Monday with the arrest of a man.

Ernie Isaiah Duarte, 23, of King City, was arrested for Oral copulation with a person under 14, Penetration with a person under 14, Lewd and Lascivious Acts and rape, said King City Police. He was arrested at 1 p.m. on the 700 block of 7th Street and booked at Monterey County Jail.

Originally police responded to the 800 block of Willow Street to investigate a suspected child abuse case on Oct. 11. During the investigation, police said they believed Duarte had sexually assaulted a girl over five years.

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