Man arrested for sexually assaulting 14-year-old

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Updated: 11/27/2012 5:46 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- A man has been arrested after sexually assaulting a 14-year-old male repeatedly.

According to Lt. Mohammad Rafaqat, a 14-year-old male child disclosed to a school counselor that he was molested for the last one and a half to three years by 29-year-old Jorge Ponce. The counselor then called police who brought in Ponce for questioning and subsequently took Ponce into custody.

He was charged with three counts of sexual assault against a child (no bail), three counts of statutory sexual seduction by a person over the age of 21 (bail $30,000), and three counts of lewdness with a child under 14 (no bail), and is booked into Washoe County Jail.

The 14-year-old was a family acquaintance of Ponce. Police have not disclosed what school the 14-year-old attends.

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