Update 11:27 a.m., Monday:
A 23-year-old Stamford man arrested on a warrant charging him with molesting a 13-year-old girl was pulled over by after he had passed a stopped school bus, town police said.
Omar Vargas, of Southfield Ave. was also driving without a license in the May 1 driving incident, police said. Both charges are traffic infractions. He was turned over to Stamford police.
Original article, Wednesday, May 2:
After a 23-year-old Stamford man was pulled over for a traffic stop in Darien on Tuesday evening, he was arrested on a warrant charging him with fondling a 13-year-old girl.
Stamford Youth Bureau Sgt. Joseph Kennedy announced that arrest Wednesday, along with the arrest of another Stamford man on an unrelated charge of illicit sex with a child.
In the Darien arrest, Omar Vargas, of the 100 block of Southfield Ave., was accused in the warrant with a December 2010 incident in which he'd fondled a 13-year-old girl while she was sleeping, authorities said.
The allegation came to light in May 2011 when the girl informed a school counselor.
Soon afterward, according to Stamford police, Vargas left his residence and his whereabouts were unknown for a time—that is, until the warrant for his arrest popped up during the traffic stop. He immediately was taken in to custody. Specific information on the traffic stop was not available early Wednesday evening.
Vargas' bond is set at $25,000 and he has a court date of May 14 in state Superior Court in Stamford. He faces charges of sex with a victim under 15 years old and illegal sexual contact with a victim under the age of 16.
Another Stamford case
In a separate case, Stamford police arrested Victor Bejarando, 46, of Whitmore Ln., Stamford, on charges of two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor for an alleged relationship with a 14-year-old acquaintance.
Authorities said Bejarando allegedly preyed on the child for 6 to 7 months before the relationship was discovered.
When arrested at his workplace Wednesday afternoon, authorities said he had a plane ticket to Columbia and his passport on his person.
Bejarando has a bond of $250,000 and a court date of May 16 in state Superior Court in Stamford.