Mission Man Charged with Indecency with a Child

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:02am

A Mission man, who was arrested for sexually abusing a child and video taping the encounter, has been formally charged.

Police say 52 year-old Luis Andres Cardona of Monterrey, Mexico had been having sexual encounters with a 10 year-old girl for the past three years. Police say he would secretly videotape his encounters with the child and police seized eight tapes that were made. Police report that Cardona was caught when he pawned a camcorder in Rio Grande City and had left a tape inside the camcorder. The owner of the shop contacted Mission police after viewing the tape that was left in camcorder.

Cardona was charged with indecency with a child by contact and continuous sexual abuse of a young child. His bond totaled to $2 million dollars and if convicted he could face 25 to 99 years in prison. The judge ordered that Cardona could not have any contact with anyone under the age of eighteen.

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