SALINAS -- A Watsonville man is in critical condition after he reportedly was beaten by a relative of a minor he allegedly committed lewd acts upon, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

Arturo Figueroa Ibarra, 58, was airlifted to a San Jose trauma center Sunday night with serious injuries to his face, deputy Jorge Perez said.Perez said Ibarra committed lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14.

The victim's name was not released because of the nature of the crime and because the victim is a minor.A relative of the child, 53-year-old Miguel Angel Robles of Salinas, was arrested when he admitted to striking Ibarra after he learned about the incident.

Ibarra was listed in critical condition, according to a spokeswoman for the hospital.Deputies said Ibarra has not been arrested.

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