Central Bakersfield

Sheriff's office: Help find child molester

Sheriff's office: Help find child molester

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office is seeking help from the public in finding a parolee and registered sex offender on the loose.

Robert Phillips, 42, has a previous conviction for child molestation, the sheriff's office said. A warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday.

Phillips has numerous tattoos on his upper body and neck, according to the sheriff's office. He is known to frequent the downtown area.

Anyone who sees Phillips is asked to call the sheriff's office at (661) 861-3110 or send an anonymous text tip to TIP411 (847411). Type the keyword "KCSO" prior to the message.