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      Police: Man offered to pay underage girl he molested for sex

      Jaime De La Cruz // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

      A man is out on bond after being accused of inappropriately touching a young girl and even offering to pay her to have sex with him.

      Pharr police booked 43-year-old Jaime De La Cruz into the Hidalgo County Jail on an indecency with a child charge on Sunday afternoon.

      According to an affidavit obtained by Action 4 News, De La Cruz touched the girl when she was under 17 years old back in August 2012.

      The arrest warrant for De La Cruz remained pending until his arrest this weekend.

      Court records show that the incident happened as the girl spent the night at a relative TMs home.

      The victim reportedly said De La Cruz rubbed her shoulders and asked if she had sex before.

      Police said De La Cruz then inappropriately touched the girl, placed a leather belt around her waist and offered to pay her for sex.

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

      Hidalgo County Jail records show that the 43-year-old was released from custody after posting a $50,000 dollar bond.