BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — An immigrant living illegally in the United States is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
The Bensalem Township Police Department said in a statement that 33-year-old Jorge Luis Ramirez, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, sexually assaulted the girl over a dozen times.
The investigation started earlier this week when the girl’s parents reported to police their daughter was being sexually assaulted by Ramirez. Police said the girl was initially approached by Ramirez while attending services at Redemption Episcopal Church at 1101 2nd Street Pike in Southampton.
Ramirez has been charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault of a child, corruption of minors, and unlawful contact with a minor.
Ramirez’s bail has been set at $1 million and he is being held in the county jail.