Former apartment employee arrested for sex with young girl


Lacy Lakeview police report that a man who at one time had done work around a Lacy Lakeview apartment complex has been arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child.

Police Chief John Truehitt said 23-year-old Gabriel Humberto Perez had more recently been living in the Dallas area and once they obtained an arrest warrant for him, he was picked up by Grand Prairie police then brought back to McLennan County.

Police say the man had gotten to know the victim and her mother while working around the complex and apparently developed a relationship with the fifteen year old victim.

Investigators say they believe the suspect had sex with the victim on multiple occasions beginning in December and on a recurring basis about every two weeks into this year.

Lacy Lakeview police were notified when another family member first called Bellmead Police and were then referred to Lacy Lakeview early in March.

Investigators obtained phone records and forensic interviews with the victim were conducted and the warrant was obtained.

Chief Truehitt also said it was learned that Perez had been in the country on a work visa,  but had overstayed the visa and is now listed in an immigration detainer.

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