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Redwood City police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl in Redwood City on Monday.

Police responded to the 100 block of Willow Street at about 2:05 p.m. and met with the victim, who stated the suspect touched her on the breast as she was walking home from school, police said. The suspect, who had been riding a bicycle at the time, fled after the incident.

Officers canvassed the area and found video surveillance that captured the crime, police said. After still photos of the suspect were distributed to local law enforcement agencies, a San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy recognized the suspect from prior contacts as Yacir Guzman.

Police arrested Guzman at his home in unincorporated San Mateo County. Shortly after, Guzman was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on charges that include lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under age 14 and sexual battery.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Redwood City Police Detective Monica DeLaCerda at 650-780-5050. The Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line is 650-780-7107.