Thermal man arrested in Northern California on child abuse charges

The man was taken into custody and booked at the county jail in Indio

THERMAL, Calif. - A Thermal man is in custody this morning facing child sexual assault charges.

Police arrested 25-year-old Elpidio Torres-Salinas in Bakersfield on Wednesday, after a felony warrant was issued for his arrest.

Torres-Salinas was identified as the suspect following an investigation into a sexual assault that happened on the 76000 block of Pierce Street in Thermal back in June.

Torres-Salinas faces multiple counts of aggravated child sexual assault and other child sexual abuse-related charges.  

He was taken into custody and booked in the county jail in Indio.  

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