PRIMERA – A Mexican national has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a child New Years Day.
Ivan Trevino, 29, was arraigned on a first degree felony charge for aggravated sexual assault of a child, with bond set at $15,000.
Police were called on Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m. to a home located on Alonzo Road where a New Years Day party was taking place.
According to witnesses, during the party they noticed the 5-year-old child was missing.
When they went looking for the child they found Trevino, a local handy man and friend of the family with the child in a dark area towards the back of the property, police said.
When Trevino was question by family members on why he had lured the child away from the party, Trevino became extremely nervous. That’s when the child say Trevino sexually assaulted her, police said.
Officials say one of the relatives became angry and attacked Trevino. The suspect then fled the area.
Police searched the area and found him hiding under a mobile home close by; he was immediately taken into custody. The child was then taken to a local hospital where she received a medical evaluation.
Trevino is currently being held at the county jail.
Because he is illegally in the country, an immigration detainer has been placed on him by the United States Border Patrol.