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Staff at Carr Intermediate School suspected a 13-year-old student was being abused when they noticed marks on her and they were right.

"It was a sexual physical contact," said Corporal Anthony Bertagna, Santa Ana Police Department Spokesman.

42-year-old Manuel Arevalo Parada was arrested for committing lewd acts with a minor.  Police say Parada contacted the girl over a year ago on Facebook; four months ago Parada allegedly met the victim in person.

"She has a large event, a family event with a lot of people at it he shows up so they can see each other," said Cpl. Bertagna.

Police say Parada then started driving the girl to school twice a week and molesting her.  The now 13-year-old girl's parents are extremely upset according to police they had no idea she'd met a man on Facebook or that the two were secretly meeting and Parada was allegedly abusing her.

"As a parent, it's your job to check who your kids are talking to who they're hanging out with and what they're doing," said Jessica Bello, a young mom that spoke with FOX 11.

"The parents need to who their kids are communicating with," emphasized Cpl. Bertagna.

Detectives fear there are other victims, "He's comfortable enough to go into a family event, and stand there like he's part of the even so he can meet this 12 year old girl that doesn't sound like somebody that's just starting to do this," said Bertagna.

Parada was arrested Friday morning,  police say he's used 3 different names. They don't know where he lives he had no identification on him. All of that adds to their worries that there are more victims.

Anyone with information or concerns is asked to call Santa Ana Police at 714-245-8665.

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