BARSTOW A Barstow man was arrested Tuesday for kidnapping, physically abusing and having unlawful sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend, police said.

Andrew Peterson, 20, allegedly became violent during an argument with his girlfriend at a Barstow residence. Police were called out to the scene where they learned the two were sexually active, said police Detective Keith Libby. The extent of her injuries and the circumstances of her kidnapping were not immediately clear, Libby said.

Before the domestic violence incident Peterson was arrested for making a false police report.

Police determined Peterson lied when he told them he'd been robbed at a gas station. They also believed he cut himself with a razor blade to show evidence of the robbery.

Peterson is being held at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $250,000.

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