Man sexually assaults family member

News Center 23
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 10:54am

A Cameron County man allegedly admits to touching a child inappropriately.

The teen victim, a relative of 34 year old Eleazar Guajardo, made an outcry to her mother, who called the Cameron County sheriff's office to report it.

Police say the child claims to have been sexually assaulted by Guajardo since the age of eight.

He's been charged with four counts of indecency with a child.

Sheriff Omar Lucio stresses the importance of parents talking with their children.

"Sometimes these young people do not know if it's the right thing to do or not, but on the other hand i think parents should inform their children and advise them so that we can keep them safe."

The sheriff there, referring to children feeling comfortable enough to make an outcry if they are being abused.

Authorities say Guajardo has bonded out.

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