Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Step Daughter


POSTED: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 8:11am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 3:21pm

Precopio Concepcion Cardenas has been charged with continuous sexual assault of a child and two counts of sexual assault.

His 18 year-old step daughter reported to police that he had been sexually assaulting her since she was 11 years-old. Her mother, Irma Cardenas, knew about the assaults and she was also arrested and charged with failure to stop or report an aggravated sexual assault of a child. Police say victims need to come forward as soon as possible. Donna Police Department Lt. Rick Suarez states, "Make an outcry, that is against the law. Whether it's your brother, uncle, cousin. It's against the law for any one who is an adult to touch you if you are under age and have sexual contact. Even if you're over age, if the contact isn't welcome, it's against the law."

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