Man charged with sexually abusing girl while she was sleeping

Valentin Rivera // Harlingen PD

A man remains behind bars after he allegedly touched a teenage girl while she was sleeping in her home.

The incident happened on South K Street in Harlingen back in October 2012.

Documents stated the 15-year-old victim said Valentin Rivera touched her inappropriately while she was trying to sleep.

The victim was only 13-years-old at the time of the sexual contact that 20-year-old Rivera pursued.

Harlingen police arrested Rivera on an indecency with a child charge.

Action 4 News does not identity victims of sexual assault, but Rivera did have access to the underage girl through her family.

Rivera remains behind bars at the Cameron County Jail.

A bond of $50,000 was set for the 20-year-old.