Man charged with child assault

PRIMERA — A Mexican national has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child on New Year’s Day.

Ivan Trevino, 29, was arraigned Saturday on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, with bond set at $15,000.

If found guilty, Trevino could face a minimum of 25 years in prison, said Police Chief Manuel Trevino, who is not related to the suspect.

Police were called Friday at 8:30 p.m. to a home on Alonzo Road where a New Year’s Day party was taking place.

Witnesses said they noticed the 5-year-old child was missing at some point during the party

When they went looking for the child, they found Trevino, a local handyman and friend of the family, with the child in a dark area toward the back of the property, police said.

Witnesses told police Trevino was questioned by family members on why he had lured the child away from the party and he became extremely nervous. That’s when the child made an outcry of sexual assault by Trevino, police said.

One of the family members became upset and assaulted Trevino, police said. That person has not been arrested because no charges have been filed.

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