Joaquin Alvarado Diaz

Joaquin Alvarado Diaz, 25, of Brawley. PHOTO COURTESY BPD

BRAWLEY — A 25-year-old Brawley man was arrested Wednesday for alleged lewd acts with a minor, Brawley Police Department announced.

Joaquin Alvarado Diaz was taken into custody at about 3 p.m. at an undisclosed location in Westmorland by Homeland Security Investigations agents.

Diaz was booked into county jail on a $500,000 bail on suspicion of sodomy with a victim under 10 years old, oral copulation with a victim under 10 years old, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old; forcible lewd acts with a child under 14 years old and continuous sexual abuse of a child, county Sheriff’s Office arrest records stated.

At around 3 p.m. Wednesday, BPD and the Imperial Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is led by HSI, concluded a criminal child sex abuse investigation, which resulted in the arrest of Diaz, a current resident of Brawley.

The alleged sexual abuse took place over several years, a BPD news release stated.

Diaz was taken into custody without incident and booked into county jail.

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