Lufkin Police officers arrested a 32-year-old Dallas man Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl eight years ago. The case came to light after the girl, who is now 14, told LPD detectives and a forensic interviewer at Harold's House about the assault in August 2012.
Rodrigo Alday, an illegal alien, is still being held in the Angelina County jail on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child. His bond has been set at $250,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim and her mother came to the Lufkin Police Department on August 20, 2012 to report that she had been sexually assaulted years ago.
During an interview with a forensic interviewer with Harold's House, the girl said that she had been spending the night at a residence in the 700 block of Kiln Street when the sexual assault occurred.
Sometime during the night, Alday allegedly assaulted the then 6-year-old girl. The LPD detective also interviewed one of the victim's friends, who told him that the victim had come to her "upset and crying" and told her that she had been sexually assaulted when she was younger. According to the affidavit, the friend gave the same details that the victim had given the forensic interviewer.
The affidavit stated that Alday is an illegal alien, and a photo of him was included with the affidavit to assist in his arrest. When the warrant was issued on Sept. 4, 2012, Alday was living in Dallas.