Norwalk Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old

A 37-year-old Norwalk man is facing charges after sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl, according to police.

Mario Morales-Garcia, 37, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Investigators learned of the assault on July 26 after the victim described a “pattern of sexual abuse” to a family member, police said.

The Norwalk Hour reports that Morales-Garcia threatened to have the girl deported to Mexico if she told anyone what had happened, and that the girl’s mother overheard a conversation between Morales-Garcia and the victim during which he allegedly instructed her to apply personal lubricant and massage oil to herself.

Police haven’t disclosed the details of the arrest or the relationship between Morales-Garcia and the victim.

Morales-Garcia was taken into custody on Chestnut Street in Norwalk. He was held on a $100,000 bond and appeared in court Wednesday.

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