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Arrest on Sexual Assault of a Child

July 6, 2005 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect accused of indecency with a child (sexual contact) at a private residence in the 4000 block of Black Locust on May 26.

The suspect, John Cedillo (H/m, DOB 8/10/43), is charged with indecency with a child- sexual contact in the 338th State District Court. Cedillo was arrested without incident at his residence at 1019 West Gardner on July 1.

Houston Juvenile Division Sergeant L. Ousley and Officer M. Gallagher of the Sex Crimes Unit reported:

On May 26, the suspect molested a nine year-old girl at a party. The child made an immediate outcry to her mother who alerted authorities. During the investigation, officers learned the suspect has molested other children and was charged in 1984 with the identical crime. On Friday, July 1, 2005, a Harris County grand jury returned an indictment against Cedillo charging him with indecency with a child by sexual contact, a second-degree felony.

NJM/JFC 7/6/05
Inc # 46914605

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.