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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.