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Man suspected of molesting child in Turlock arrested in Orange County

A horse groomer who worked at an Orange County equestrian center has been arrested on a warrant from Turlock, where he is wanted on felony counts of lewd acts on a child, police said.

David Montano, 45, was arrested Thursday when Orange County deputies stopped him on a suspected traffic violation, said Jim Amormino, a sheriff's spokesman. Montano is wanted on a 2008 warrant from the Turlock Police Department.

The warrant is for three counts of lewd acts on a child, said Turlock police Lt. Steven Williams.

Bail for Montano was set at $350,000. He is in custody at the Orange County Jail awaiting pickup by Turlock police later this week, Williams said.

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