A parolee allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in the 1000 block of Oregon Street Sunday afternoon.
The girl told police that the suspect, Angel Frank Rodriguez, 32, was following her and coaxed her into a vacant residence on Oregon Street, Bakersfield police Sgt. Mary DeGeare said. Rodriguez smoked methamphetamine, tried to get the girl to smoke meth with him and blew smoke in her face in an effort to get her high, DeGeare said.
Rodriguez then sexually assaulted the girl, after which there was a struggle and the girl got away, DeGeare said. The girl ran to a relative’s house and reported the assault.
Police found Rodriguez two blocks away and arrested him, DeGeare said. He was booked on suspicion of charges including kidnapping a child with the intent to commit lewd or lascivious acts, rape, and willful cruelty to a child, according to the sheriff’s department’s website.