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Man busted on abuse allegations

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:00
Written by By Cesar G. Rodriguez | Laredo Morning Times


Police on Sunday arrested a man they say was 11 years old when he allegedly sexually abused a child. Roberto Delgado, 24, was taken into custody at 5 a.m. Sunday in the 11000 block of Carrizo Drive in the Villas de San Agustin subdivision.

On June 26, police responded to a sexual assault report at the annex of the Serving Children and Adolescents in Need office, 2325 E. Saunders St. A social worker said she wanted to file a report on behalf of a person who claimed he was sexually abused. The victim, who is now 21 years old, was around 7 to 8 years old when the alleged incident occurred. “He cried out that a person known to him sexually assaulted him when he was a child,” said Investigator Joe E. Baeza, Laredo Police Department spokesman.

An investigation showed there was enough probable cause for Delgado’s arrest, Baeza said.

(César G. Rodriguez may be reached at 728-2568 or cesar@lmtonline.com)