Man jailed for sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl

Cameron County Jail: Luis Chairez

A Harlingen man was arrested for sexually assaulting a little girl.

The assault was reported to authorities on February 18, but according to the victim it happened before Halloween.

The mother of the 8-year-old victim told Cameron County Sherriff TMs deputies that Luis Chairez had touched her daughter TMs private areas.

The mother said she had confronted Chairez, but he denied the allegations.

Deputies advised the girl TMs mother to take her daughter to be interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center.

After the interview and a sexual assault exam, a sheriff TMs deputy made contact with Chairez.

A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was taken into custody on Monday.

Chairez was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Child and his bond is set at $50,000.