AZUSA (CBSLA.com) — A 48-year-old man was being held Friday on $1.2 million bail for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl,.
Victor Carnio Martinez faces seven felony counts of lewd acts on a child.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
The alleged incident was reported to Azusa police Wednesday evening.
The girl said that she was with Martinez, who was known to her family, inside his vehicle Monday night when he drove to the back of a local shopping center.
“While in the vehicle, in a secluded area, Martinez sexually abused the child while she pleaded with him to stop,” Detective Sergeant Bruce Badoni said.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
During the incident, Martinez reportedly threatened to harm the child and her family if she screamed, yelled for help or told anyone about the abuse.
“After nearly one hour, Martinez returned the victim to her mother, and once again threatened to harm the child and her family if she told anyone what had happened,” Badoni said.
The girl kept the incident to herself for two days before telling her mother who then reported it to authorities.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
Officials believe there could be additional victims. Anyone with information should call the Azusa Police Department at (626)812-3200.