Molestation Arrest

Case # 23-000173


On 1/9/22, Chico Police Officers responded to a report of a molestation. The victim was a juvenile at the time of the molestation and stated that this occurred for over 5 years. After an extensive investigation, Chico Police Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Carlos Hernandez LICONA (43 years old) for the violations of two counts of 288.7(b) PC-Oral Copulation or Sexual Penetration with a Victim under 10 years old, and one count of 288.5 PC-Continuous Sexual Contact with a Victim under 14 years old.

On 1/12/23, at approximately 2:24 PM, Chico Police Detectives contacted LICONA at his apartment, located at 800 Block of Cleveland Avenue in Chico. Detectives placed LICONA under arrest, without incident. LICONA was later transported to Butte County Jail. LICONA is currently being held on $2,200,000 Bail.

Location: Chico area

Victim: Withheld

Suspect: Carlos Hernandez Licona (43-years-old)

Supervisor: Sgt. Nick Bauer

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