Sullivan City man arrested in child molestation case

Eutiquio Rivas

An 36-year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly molested a 12-year-old girl at his Sullivan City home.

Sullivan City police reported the arrest of Eutiquio Rivas on an indecency with a child charge on Wednesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Rivas fondled a 12-year-old girl at his home.

The girl told her father and he reported the incident to police.

Investigators spoke to Rivas about the case and the 36-year-old man allegedly admitted to the crime.

Rivas, who was identified as an illegal immigrant, appeared before a judge who issued a $100,000 dollar bond.

The 36-year-old man remains in custody at the Hidalgo County Jail.