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Hermosa Beach man charged for having sex w/ 14-year-old

A 37-year-old Hermosa Beach man has been charged for having unlawful sex with a 14-year-old girl.

November 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A Hermosa Beach man has been charged with 15 felony counts for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old minor from Carson.

According to authorities Chad Howard Vanhulzen, 37, met the girl at a party in June in Torrance. Police say Vanhulzen and the 14-year-old became involved in a consensual sexual relationship.

Vanhulzen was arrested Nov. 14 after the girl's parents discovered the alleged relationship and notified police.

Vanhulzen is being held on $1.25 million bail. He has pleaded not guilty and will return to court Dec. 6.