Man facing 15 felony charges in sexual abuse case

Man facing 15 felony charges in sexual abuse case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man was arraigned Thursday in Kern County court on 15 felony counts related to alleged sexual abuse of two children.

Santiago Hernandez, 34, was taken into custody earlier this week after detectives assigned to the Special Victims Unit heard allegations of child molestation and possession of child pornography.

Police withheld details of the alleged crimes. Hernandez is charged with multiple counts each of lewd or lascivious acts, oral copulation and sodomy.