HANFORD – Hanford police have arrested a woman on suspicion of molesting a 13-year-old girl.

Janai Franco, 19, of Hanford, was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of four separate counts of committing lewd acts with a minor under 14 years of age.

Police also arrested a 17-year-old girl on the same charges.

Police say the 17-year-old conspired with Franco to coerce the 13-year-old victim into committing sexual acts.

Police say the 13-year-old victim was coerced into committing sexual acts upon Franco at the residence of the 17-year-old suspect in the 11000 block of Seventh Avenue in Hanford.

Police say they obtained cell phone video evidence that supports the allegations.


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