Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Relative

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 1:04pm

An eleven year old girl claims, her family member, 34 year old Jose Luis De La Cruz, inappropriately touched her.

De La Cruz went before a judge on Thursday morning and was formally charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Investigators say the child made an outcry to her mother who then reported the incident to Brownsville police. The alleged crime took place at a home off of Jenny Circle on the east side of Brownsville.

"This was taking place while the young girl was visiting a relative." said Brownsville Police Dept. PIO, Eddie Garcia.

On Wednesday, De La Cruz was brought in to the police station and questioned, where he gave a partial confession.

"He did admit to the touching, but claims it was accidental." said Cameron Co. Assistant District Attorney,

Authorities however, did not buy his version of the incident.

"Information that was given by the victim is that this individual, De La Cruz, had been touching her inappropriately over and under the clothes on her private areas." said Garcia.

Investigators are still trying to determine if any other sexual activity occurred.

Meanwhile, De La Cruz’s bond has been set at $75,000.


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