Defendant accused of committing lewd acts with 13-year-old girl

A Taft man is scheduled to go on trial on May 7 for allegedly molesting a young girl.

Armando Nazarios Rojas, 22, has pleaded not guilty to once count of committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14.

He is being held on $50,000 bail in the Kern County Sheriff's Medium-Maximum Facility awaiting trial.

Rojas was arrested by Taft Police on Feb. 28. after an investigation that started when the alleged victim was being treated in a Bakersfield hospital after staff found out about a possible molestation.