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Police officer in Norwalk accused of molesting 14-year-old girl

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Mario Estrada is shown in this file photo. He was arrested after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a young girl.

Mario Estrada is shown in this file photo. He was arrested after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a young girl. (KABC Photo)

A local police officer has been arrested, accused of having a sexual relationship with a young girl.

Mario Estrada is a police officer for the California Department of State Hospitals. He was assigned to the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk.

Police believe he befriended the 14-year-old victim this year and say he allegedly molested her.

Estrada is being held on $15 million bail. He was slated to make his first court appearance on Thursday.

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