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.