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47-Year-Old Man Allegedly Caught Molesting 2-Year-Old Granddaughter

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A Banning man was arrested yesterday after he was discovered molesting a 2-year-old child, reports CBS News.

The child's mother found Antonio Peralta Garcia, 47, committing a sex act against her daughter when she returned home to her apartment yesterday just before 2:00 p.m. She confronted Garcia and he left, but was taken into custody a few blocks away.

The girl is Garcia's granddaughter.

Garcia is being held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on $1 million bail, and is charged with attempted oral copulation of a child under 10 years old and lewd acts on a minor. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.