Harlingen man jailed in child sex case

Jesus Gonzalez

A Harlingen man is behind bars after he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl.

Harlingen police arrested 27-year-old Jesus Gonzalez on a sexual assault of a child charge Tuesday night.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the incident started following a disturbance on the 16000 block of Orange Drive on the city TMs northwest side.

A 31-year-old woman told officers her 15-year-old daughter had been missing for two hours.

The 15-year-old girl later told officers she had been sexually assaulted by Gonzalez

Harlingen Police Sgt. John Parrish told Action 4 News that detectives are still investigating how the Gonzalez met the girl.

Officers arrested Gonzalez at the scene and charged him with sexual assault of a child.

The 27-year-old Harlingen man appeared before a Harlingen municipal judge on Thursday morning where he was issued a $20,000 dollar bond.