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CORCORAN — The Corcoran Police Department has arrested a man after he allegedly contacted a teenage girl several times while she walked to school, causing her to become afraid, officials said.

Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, Corcoran officers said they were dispatched to Corcoran High School to speak with a female juvenile.

Police said the 15-year-old girl told officers a suspicious male adult contacted her on four separate occasions while she was walking to school. She also told them she was afraid of the man and began taking an alternate route to school due to his behavior, officials said.

Officers said the girl gave them a description of the man and the areas where she was contacted. Through their investigation, officers identified the subject as 59-year-old Darrell Knox of Corcoran and said they also discovered Knox is currently on parole.

Police said the girl positively identified Knox as the person who had been contacting her while walking to school.

Knox was arrested at his residence in the 1300 block of Gaggos Court and was booked at the Corcoran Police Department on the charge of annoying or molesting a child and a parole hold was also issued, officials said.

Authorities said Knox was later transported to the Kings County Jail, where he is being held on a no-bail parole hold.

The Corcoran Police Department would like to remind everyone to call 992-5151 if you see suspicious activity. You may also remain anonymous and call the confidential tip line at 992-3591.

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