Defendant pleads no contest to misdemeanor counts

The man arrested and charged with lewd conduct on Rails to Trails on Dec. 16 has been sentenced to 12 days in jail.

Maximino Hernandez, 37, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of engaging in lewd conduct and battery at a hearing on Dec. 21, according to the Kern County Superior Court website.

He was also placed on 3 years probation

Taft Police arrested Hernandez just after midnight on Rails to Trails after a woman reported he accosted her on the walking path.