SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara Police arrested a man accused of molesting a minor.

Florentino Miranda, 42, is accused of having sex with and penetrating a juvenile. The crimes happened in 2011 on a female relative. Police arrested Miranda earlier this week and searched his home. When he was brought into the station for questioning, Miranda confessed to abusing the girl.

He was later booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.