PASADENA, TX (Fox News 26) – A man was babysitting young children with their parents not present when Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies took him into custody on Friday.
Jose Armando Lopez Solorio, 61, who was employed as a grounds maintenance helper with the Pasadena Independent School District, was identified by MCSO Special Victims Unit detectives as a suspect in the alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.
Houston police assisted MCSO deputies in finding Solorio at a relative’s home. He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and was booked on a warrant for continuous sexual abuse of a child.
During an interview with detectives, Solorio admitted to the original charges and provided information that led to an additional charge of super aggravated sexual assault of a child because a victim is either under six years of age or if someone previously convicted of violent sexual assault of a victim under the age of fourteen commits the same crime again.
Investigators discovered that the abuse began when the victim was four-to-five years of age.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement contacted detectives during the booking process and said that Solorio’s immigration status would likely be reviewed due to the fact that he engaged in these crimes within the U.S. prior to receiving his residency status.