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Mar 26, 2010 11:15 AM by Emily Kiefer

Santa Barbara Police arrest man on molestation charges

Santa Barbara Police have arrested a man they say molested his daughter for years.

Police say the girl, who is now a teenager, told officers about the abuse. Detectives then arrested 45-year-old Robert Ornelas in downtown Santa Barbara Wednesday afternoon.

They say Ornelas made statements that confirmed the girl's story. He was booked into jail on child molestation charges.


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