Authorities arrested a Palm Desert man for allegedly committing lewd acts on a minor.
According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Munoz, the department received information on Nov. 15 regarding a possible incident in La Quinta where a sexual battery on a minor occurred.
On Nov. 30, investigators located and arrested 34 year-old, Palm Desert resident Juan Ayala Jr. for multiple sexual abuse charges.
According to court documents, there is a second alleged victim who reported she was abused in 2004.
Ayala Jr. faces 11 felony charges including sexual penetration by force, oral copulation on a minor and aggravated sexual assault of a child.
He pleaded not guilty on Monday and remains behind bars on $2 million bail.
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