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East L.A. Pool Groper Arrested

(CNS) – A man arrested on suspicion of groping an 11-year-old girl while both were swimming in a pool in a county-run park in East Los Angeles was facing a possible child annoyance charge Tuesday.

Carlos Gutierrez, 34, of Los Angeles, was picked up Sunday and booked in the alleged Aug. 11 crime, according to deputies with the Sheriff’s Parks Bureau.

Gutierrez allegedly rubbed the girl in the chest and groin area. When she went to report what happened, Gutierrez fled.

Gutierrez, locked up at the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station, is also being held on an immigration hold and may be turned over to federal authorities once the state case is resolved.