Affidavit: Man buys child chocolate, has sexual contact with her

Emanuel De La Cruz // Cameron County Jail

A man is behind bars after the mother of a teen girl found him in bed with her daughter.

Emanuel De La Cruz was booked at the Cameron County jail on counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child sexual contact after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 14-year-old.

The 14-year-old said she met De La Cruz at a party and became friends with the 23-year-old on Facebook, according to an affidavit obtained by Action 4 News.

The same day they became friends on Facebook is when De La Cruz met up with the teen at her house.

Documents show that De La Cruz was texting with the teen for weeks.

The teen was allegedly touched inappropriately multipule times and De La Cruz became upset when she did not want to engage in sexual acts with him.

The victim of the crime was interviewed and told authorities De La Cruz gave her chocolates and a necklace before being taken to a hotel a night before her 14th birthday, documents allege.

According to the affidavit, De La Cruz gave the teen a Smirnoff and had a sexual relationship with the teen at the Executive Inn the night of her birthday.

The 23-year-old was caught in bed with the child who told authorities she did not want to engage in a sexual act, an affidavit said.

De La Cruz was booked on the two felony charges and his bond was set at $50,000 for the crime.