Pharr teen accused of sexually abusing 7-year-old girl

Daniel De La Garza // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

A teenager is behind bars after being accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl in Pharr.

Pharr police booked Daniel De La Garza into the Hidalgo County Jail on Friday afternoon.

The 18-year-old is facing an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge.

Court records obtained by Action 4 News show that De La Garza is accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl.

The girl's mother reported the case to police back on July 1st.

Records show that the mother discovered what happened after finding her daughter partially unclothed.

Action 4 News does not identify victims of sexual abuse but records show that De La Garza had access to the girl through her family.

A criminal investigation ended with Pharr police securing an arrest warrant for the 18-year-old.

De La Garza remains in custody at the Hidalgo County Jail under a $200,000 dollar bond.