A Tehachapi state prison guard has been arrested for soliciting a 15-year-old girl for prostitution. 43-year-old Edward Thomas, Jr. was arrested Friday afternoon on Virginia Avenue in east Bakersfield, Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt says she was just walking along and minding her own business. The suspect drove up and offered her money for acts of prostitution. The girl called 9-1-1 when Thomas drove to an ATM to retrieve some cash, then returned to find deputies waiting to arrest him for solicitation and annoying a minor.

Sean Michael Lisle