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      Police: Man caught forcing child to perform sexual act

      Homero Ortiz // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

      A man remains behind bars after police said he was caught in the act sexually abusing a child inside his apartment in Pharr.

      Pharr police arrested 49-year-old Homer Ortiz on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge on Wednesday.

      Court records show that the the incident happened in the kitchen of his apartment just earlier that morning.

      The records show that a family member caught him forcing the child to perform a sexual act on him.

      Action 4 News does not identify victims of sexual abuse but the records show the child's family was temporarily staying with Ortiz.

      Ortiz remains in custody at the Hidalgo County Jail under a $500,000 dollar bond.