Suspect accused of committing lewd acts with 11-year-old girl in 2012

The defendant in a child molestation case has been ordered to stand trial.
Efrain Velasco-Palacios was held to answer on two counts of lewd acts with a child under 14 at a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Kern County Superior Court in Taft.
Velasco-Palacios has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He was arrested on June 10 after a young girl reported in May that Velasco-Palacios had molested her in the fall of 2012 when she was 11 years old, according to Taft Police.