He is accused of committing lewd acts with two 12-year-old girls


Taft Police Lt. Ed Whiting said officers were sent to the 900 block of Third Street just after 7 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a report of child molestation,

 molesting two 12 year-old girls.

After an investigation, officers arrested Wiley Lafayette Anglin on two counts of committing lewd acts with a child under age 14 and two counts of sexual battery, Whiting said.

No further information about the victims was released other than their ages.

The girls did not require immediate medical attention and were not placed into protective custody, Whiting said.

“We feel once Mr. Anglin was removed there was no longer any threat,” Whiting said.