Frank Sanchez, owner of a downtown Bakersfield cocktail lounge known as the Green Room, was arrested Dec. 7 on suspicion of child molestation.

The Bakersfield Police Department said that Sanchez is suspected of sex abuse with a child, sex or sodomy with a child 10 years old or younger, oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child 10 or younger, and lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old.

Sanchez entered a not guilty plea in Kern County Superior Court on Monday, according to court documents. Sanchez is expected back in court on Dec. 20.

The Green Room remains closed.

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