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Police seeking alleged Walmart molester

Police are searching for a suspect who investigators say kidnapped and molested a 10-year-old girl at a Salinas Walmart Supercenter store Friday.

Police said Jorge Cervantes, 35, posed as a Walmart employee and approached the victim offering assistance at the store at 1800 North Main St. around 5 p.m.

Police said Cervantes tried to lure the girl out of the store, but discovered the doors were locked and instead led the victim to the bathrooms, where he assaulted her.

Police said he took the victim from the bathrooms and assaulted her again in one of the store aisles before she was able to run from him and seek help.

He then fled the store, according to police.

Anyone with information on Cervantes’ whereabouts is asked to call Salinas police Detective Arlene Currier at (831) 758-7125 or Detective Zuniga at (831) 758-7128.

Tips may be left by calling the Police Department’s crime tip lines at (831) 758-7133 or (831) 755-4222.

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