Police: Man abused teen for three years


WATSONVILLE — Watsonville Police on Thursday arrested a man suspected of sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Eric Quintanilla Ruiz, 37, was charged with child molestation and oral copulation with a child. He was booked into Monterey County Jail on $300,000 bail.

He was not listed as being in custody Friday afternoon, jail records showed.

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Eric Quintanilla Ruiz

According to Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido, the victim told detectives that the abuse started when she was 14 and lasted for three years.

Anyone with information is asked to call Watsonville Police Detective Naim Figueroa at 768-3355.

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