Santa Maria police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon accused of child molestation involving a victim younger than age 14.
Longilos Reyes Ruiz, 30, of Santa Maria was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on several charges, including sex crimes upon a child and child exploitation. Bail was set at $250,000.
Lt. Rico Flores said police received a report of suspected child abuse on Sept. 5.
He said investigators learned that Ruiz had allegedly engaged in numerous sexual acts with the victim over an extended period of time, and that he had allegedly taken nude photos of the victim.
Flores said the victim was known to the suspect, but that for confidentiality reasons the nature of the relationship isn’t being released.
Anyone with information about Reyes can call the Santa Maria Police Department at 805.928.3781 x277.