Rojas accused of having sex with with 13-year-old girl

The Taft man accused of molesting a 13-year old girl has been ordered to stand trial and will be arraigned in Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield on March 16.

Armando Nazarios Rojas, 22, was arrested by Taft Police on March 2 during the investigation into allegations that he had sex with the girl in February.

Taft Police began an investigation after the girl, who was in a Bakersfield hospital undergoing treatment for an unrelated condition, told staff about a relationship with Rojas.

Hospital staff contacted police and they began an investigation.

Rojas was contacted, interviewed and then arrested on March 2 for committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14.

He is being held on $50,000 bail in the Lerdo Med-Max facility.