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Harlingen man accused of raping 3-year-old boy

Eleazar Resendez // Harlingen Police Department Photo

A Harlingen man is facing criminal charges after being accused of raping a 3-year-old boy.

Harlingen police arrested 29-year-old Eleazar Resendez III on Friday.

Investigators told Action 4 News started back on January 15th.

Police officers were called to the Valley Baptist Medical Center about a 3-year-old boy who had been raped.

An investigation allegedly revealed that Resendez was the suspect.

Detectives arrested Resendez at his West Flynn Avenue home on Friday.

Action 4 News does not identify victims of sexual abuse but investigators confirmed that Resendez knew the boy.

Resendez did not appear to have a previous criminal history and remains in custody at the Cameron County Jail under a $50,000 dollar bond.

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