A man was charged Wednesday with engaging in lewd acts with a minor, police said.
Detectives arrested Javier Hernandezparras on May 27 after a yearlong investigation, according to a news release from the Glendale Police Department.
An investigation began in June of 2015 when a 13-year-old girl told an LAPD officer that 28-year-old Hernandezparras, her neighbor, drove her somewhere in the area of the Staples Center and performed sexual acts when she was 11 years old, according to the news release.
Glendale detectives took over the case and began investigating Hernandezparras who had moved away, according to the news release. The investigation resumed last month when Hernandezparras allegedly began contacting the girl on Facebook. Detectives posed as the now 14-year-old girl and communicated with Hernandezparras, according to the news release.
On May 27, Hernandezparras allegedly arranged to meet with the girl at Griffith Park to have sex. At around 5:15 p.m, police saw Hernandezparras arriving at the park in a maroon Mazda. Patrol officers were signaled to arrest Hernandezparras, according to the news release.
Hernandezparras tried to flee from the officers and made several maneuvers to evade them, according to police. One officer used his patrol vehicle to collide with Hernandezparras' vehicle. Hernandezparras was taken into custody with minor injuries he sustained from the airbag, according to the news release.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed one count of lewd acts with a child and one count of arranging to meet a minor with the purpose of lewd acts, according to the news release.
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Hernandezparras was being held on $75,000 bail. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
Anyone with additional information was asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911.